Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare
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OLAW Webinar, March 20: Oversight of Research Involving Wildlife
Posted: March 10, 2014
Join OLAW for a webinar, Oversight of Research Involving Wildlife, on March 20 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm ET. Wildlife Biologist Robert Sikes, PhD, presents suggestions and a sample IACUC protocol form to facilitate IACUC review of research involving wildlife.
About OLAW Webinars
The OLAW Online Seminars program is a free webinar series to help IACUCs and IOs explore their responsibilities in the oversight of PHS-funded research that involves the use of live vertebrate animals. A one-time enrollment is required to participate in the program. Find out more at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/e-seminars.htm. For past webinars, visit the archive on the Education Resources webpage.
OLAW Statement on Recent Media Coverage Related to Animals in Research
Posted: March 7, 2014
OLAW issues statement clarifying events concerning the welfare of laboratory animals that were shared recently with the media by SAEN. Read the full statement.
To learn more about OLAW’s compliance oversight activities, visit the Reporting Noncompliance webpage.
Updated Guidance in Lab Animal Protocol Review Column: March Issue
Posted: March 5, 2014
Visit the Guidance section on the OLAW website for updated Commentary on Lab Animal Protocol Review columns. “A word from OLAW” responds to the topic “Rationale for new model development” in the March 2014 issue. Download the column here: Lab Animal 2014; 43(03). (PDF)To further explore this and other topics, browse the OLAW Topic Index. For additional information, visit OLAW.
IACUC 101 Workshop, AAALAC International Conference and PRIM&R IACUC Conference: March 31 - April 3, Denver, CO
Posted: February 20, 2014
An IACUC 101 workshop, the AAALAC International Conference, and the Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) IACUC Conference will be held March 31 – April 3, 2014 in Denver, CO.
IACUC 101 is a one-day didactic and interactive exploration of IACUC fundamentals appropriate for new and seasoned IACUC members, IACUC affiliates, and individuals responsible for their institution's animal care program. The course provides a basic yet comprehensive overview of the laws, regulations, and policies that govern the humane care and use of research animals.
AAALAC International Conference “The Path to Success Under AAALAC’s New Standards” is a one-day conference where attendees will learn about current trends and concerns in animal care and use programs, common challenges, areas to target for improvement, and more.
PRIM&R IACUC Conference “40 Years of Public Responsibility: Supporting Good Science, Animal Welfare, and Compliance” is two-day conference that will include a range of keynote addresses, panels, workshops, and didactic sessions, designed to help build and strengthen an effective animal care and use program.For program, registration, and accommodation information, visit http://www.primr.org/iacuc14/.
Updated Guidance in Lab Animal Protocol Review Column: February Issue
Posted: February 4, 2014
Visit the Guidance section on the OLAW website for updated Commentary on Lab Animal Protocol Review columns. “A word from OLAW and USDA” responds to the topic “An IACUC Chair who isn’t a member” in the February 2014 issue. Download the column here: Lab Animal 2014; 43(02). (PDF)To further explore this and other topics, browse the OLAW Topic Index. For additional information, visit OLAW.
SCAW IACUC Training Workshop: March 19, New York, NY
Posted: January 31, 2014
The Scientists Center for Animal Welfare (SCAW) will present an IACUC Training Workshop on March 19, 2014 in New York, NY. SCAW developed this one-day educational workshop for experienced Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) members and administrators, principal investigators, attending veterinarians, regulatory personnel and laboratory animal care staff. The program focuses on topics relevant to IACUC functions and provides opportunities for small discussion groups and sharing of information among participants.For program, registration and accommodation information, visit http://www.scaw.com/conferences--workshops/iacuc-training-workshops/.
USDA AWIC Workshop: March 5-6, Beltsville, MD
Posted: January 28, 2014
Meeting the Information Requirements of the Animal Welfare Act: A Workshop
The USDA Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC) teaches a one and a half day workshop at the National Agricultural Library (NAL) in Beltsville, Maryland for individuals who are responsible for providing information to meet the requirements of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). The workshop is targeted for principal investigators, members of IACUCs, information providers, administrators of animal use programs, and veterinarians.
Course objectives are to provide:
The next workshop is March 5-6, 2014 in Beltsville, MD. For more information, go to http://awic.nal.usda.gov/workshops.
- Overview of the AWA and its information requirements
- Review of the alternatives concept
- Introduction to NAL, AWIC and other organizations
- Instruction on the use of existing information databases/networks
- On-line database searching experience
IACUC Administrators’ Best Practices Meeting: March 3-4, Durham, NC
Posted: January 17, 2014
The IACUC Administrators Association (IAA) will present a Best Practices Meeting on March 3-4, 2014 in Durham, NC. This 2-day meeting is for IACUC staff and animal program operations personnel to present and share best practices in the humane care and use of laboratory animals. For more information, visit IAA or email email@example.com.
NJABR 3Rs Sharing Conference III: February 27, Somerset, NJ
Posted: January 10, 2014
The New Jersey Association for Biomedical Research (NJABR) will present the 3Rs Sharing Conference III on February 27, 2014 in Somerset, NJ. This one-day conference will focus on “Paving the Path to Regulatory Acceptance of Alternative Methods.” For more information, go to http://njabr.com/events/current-events/2014-3rs-sharing-conference/.
NWABR 2014 IACUC Regional Education Conference: February 24, Seattle, WA
Posted: January 8, 2014
The Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR) will present the 2014 IACUC Regional Education Conference on February 24 in Seattle, WA. The one-day conference will bring together IACUC administrators, staff, veterinarians, researchers and animal lab technicians. There will be interactive discussions for new and experienced IACUC members, opportunities to ask questions of regulatory officials, and networking time with colleagues. For more information, visit https://www.nwabr.org/events-programs/conferences-workshops-webinars/iacuc-conference-0
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