|Policy & Guidance|
|Compliance & Oversight|
|Research Involving Human Subjects|
|Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)|
|Animals in Research|
|Peer Review Policies & Practices|
|Guidance for Reviewers|
|Intellectual Property Policy|
|Acknowledging NIH Funding|
|Invention Reporting (iEdison)|
|NIH Public Access|
|Date||News Flash Description|
|December 19, 2002||IBC Professional Development Conference in February|
|December 16, 2002||Spring PRIM&R/ARENA Annual IACUC Conference and ARENA IACUC 101 Training in San Diego|
|November 22, 2002||Laboratory Animal Management & Technology Conference, February 5-8, 2003|
|November 8, 2002||December 9-10 Workshop on Animal Research and IACUC Responsibility|
|October 21, 2002||Full Committee and Designated Member Protocol Review Article|
|September 24, 2002||Article on Disaster Recovery|
|September 17, 2002||Study and Workshop on Increasing Veterinary Involvement in Biomedical Research|
|September 16, 2002||Survival Rodent Surgery Training CD|
|September 13, 2002||November ARENA IACUC 101 Training Program in Atlanta|
|August 21, 2002||SCAW Advanced IACUC Workshop in California, October 2002|
|August 13, 2002||ILAR Journal Issue on Experimental Design and Statistics|
|August 7, 2002||Change in PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals|
|July 18, 2002||Guidance Concerning Use of Carbon Dioxide for Euthanasia of Small Animals|
|July 10, 2002||September ARENA IACUC 101 Training Program in Chicago, Illinois|
|June 24, 2002||August Symposium on Research Ethics in Nashville, Tennessee|
|June 14, 2002||APV/ASLAP/OLAW Workshop on Uses of Nonhuman Primates, October 2002|
|May 1, 2002||NIMH Methods and Welfare Considerations in Behavioral Research with Animals|
|March 28, 2002||NIH Proposes Just-in-Time for IACUC Review|
|March 20, 2002||OLAW Vacancy Announcement Posted|
|March 14, 2002||May ARENA IACUC 101 Training Program in Millbrae, California|
|March 12, 2002||2nd Edition of ARENA/OLAW IACUC Guidebook Issued|
|February 12, 2002||April IACUC 2002 Workshop Offered in Washington State|
|February 12, 2002||ARENA IACUC 101 and Charles River Laboratories Short Course in June|
|January 28, 2002||Experimental Biology 2002 Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 20, 2002||January 14, 2002||IACUC 101 and PRIMR/ARENA Annual IACUC Meeting, March 2002|
|January 4, 2002||Laboratory Animal Management & Technology Conference, February 7-9, 2002|
News Flash Items
IBC Professional Development Conference in FebruaryThe NIH Office of Biotechnology Activities, the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, the American Biological Safety Association, and the Applied Research Ethics National Association are partnering to sponsor a conference titled, "The Future Face of IBCs: Evolving Roles and Responsibilities, Upcoming Challenges and Opportunities." This event will take place February 20-22, 2003 at the Town and Country Resort Hotel in San Diego, California. The agenda and registration information are available at http://www.capconcorp.com/ibc2003 .
Spring PRIM&R/ARENA Annual IACUC Conference and ARENA IACUC 101 Training in San DiegoThe Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare is pleased to participate in the 2003 Annual IACUC Conference sponsored by Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) and the Applied Research Ethics National Association (ARENA), entitled "IACUC Actions: Making Ethically and Scientifically Informed Decisions." The conference will be held March 30 to April 1, 2003 at the Town & Country Resort & Convention Center in San Diego, California. An ARENA IACUC 101 training opportunity will be offered March 29 at the same location. This one day course is cosponsored by OLAW and the University of California, San Diego. The conference website is http://www.primr.org/conferences.aspx?id=1016 ; beginning December 20, online registration for the PRIM&R/ARENA Conference and the ARENA IACUC 101 will be available.
Laboratory Animal Management & Technology Conference, February 5-8, 2003The Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare is joining the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS), Florida State University, and Florida A&M University in co-sponsoring the AALAS Management & Technology Conference 2003. The conference will be held February 5-8, 2003, in Orlando, Florida. This conference will emphasize the latest in laboratory animal science management and information technologies, and provide educational and networking opportunities. For additional information or to register, see the conference website at http://www.aalas.org .
December 9-10 Workshop on Animal Research and IACUC ResponsibilityThe Scientists Center for Animal Welfare (SCAW) Winter Conference - Challenges in Laboratory Animal Research and IACUC Responsibility - will be held December 9-10, 2002, in New Orleans, Louisiana, and cosponsored by the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Tulane University, and the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW). The SCAW symposium will include a variety of topics relevant to IACUCs, such as crisis planning, Federal compliance, industry strategies, euthanasia, end-points, and IACUC training. Conference agenda and a registration form are available at the SCAW website: http://scaw.com/conference.htm. [NOTE: One must use Internet Explorer, not Netscape, to access this website.]
Full Committee and Designated Member Protocol Review ArticleOLAW Senior Assurance Officer Axel V. Wolff, M.S., D.V.M., has published an article in the October 2002 issue of Lab Animal entitled "Correct Conduct of Full-Committee and Designated-Member Protocol Reviews." Dr. Wolff's article clarifies confusion associated with the PHS Policy provision permitting only one of two methods of protocol review by describing common errors and corrections that would bring unacceptable methods into compliance. The article is posted at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/references/laba02v31n9.htm
Article on Disaster RecoveryOLAW Director Nelson Garnett, and Carol Alderson, Assistant Grants Policy Officer, Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA), both of the NIH Office of Extramural Research, have co-authored an article published in the September 2002 issue of Lab Animal entitled "Disaster Recovery: 'Who ya gonna call?'" The article outlines the responsibilities of NIH funded animal research institutions when dealing with recovery from a disaster, and identifies areas in which OLAW and OPERA can aid the affected institution in the recovery effort. Lab Animal has posted the article at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/references/laba02v31n8.htm.
Study and Workshop on Increasing Veterinary Involvement in Biomedical ResearchThe Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR) will host a public workshop "Increasing Veterinary Involvement in Biomedical Research" on October 4th, 2002, in Washington, DC. This day-long workshop is an information gathering session for an ILAR committee examining the question 'How can more veterinarians be prepared for careers in laboratory animal medicine, comparative medicine, and comparative pathology?'
The committee will be issuing a report recommending strategies for recruiting more veterinarians into DVM/PhD and post-DVM training programs in these specialties. This effort is supported in part by the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare.
For more information about this workshop and the specifics of the ILAR study, please visit www4.national-academies.org/cp.nsf - keyword "veterinary." The ILAR contact person is: Jennifer A. Obernier, PhD, Study Director, 202-334-2595, firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to attend the workshop, please notify Kathy Beil, email@example.com.
Survival Rodent Surgery Training CDOLAW has purchased a limited number of Training in Survival Rodent Surgery CDs. Single copies may be obtained by sending your name, research institutional affiliation, and full mailing address to: firstname.lastname@example.org. One copy per request please.
This CD was developed by the NIH Office of Animal Care and Use and the National Human Genome Research Institute to assist investigators in developing proper surgical skills when performing survival surgery on rodents. The techniques described are not the only way to perform rodent surgery aseptically. The CD illustrates the most common practices used in the NIH intramural research program and survival rodent surgery standards established by the NIH Intramural Research Program Guidelines for Survival Rodent Surgery. Extramural investigators should consult with their institutional veterinarian to be sure that they are following any specific requirements of their IACUC.
November ARENA IACUC 101 Training Program in AtlantaOn November 22, 2002, the Applied Research Ethics National Association (ARENA) in conjunction with Emory University School of Medicine, and the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW), will present ARENA IACUC 101. IACUC 101is a full day didactic and interactive course. Participants will receive an extensive Resources Manual plus other valuable reference materials and information. The session will be held in Atlanta, Georgia at the Emory Conference Center Hotel. Announcement and registration information are posted at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/Emory.pdf (PDF - 87 KB)
SCAW Advanced IACUC Workshop in California, October 2002The Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, NIH (OLAW) will join the Scientists Center for Animal Welfare (SCAW) in co-sponsoring an advanced training course for members of IACUCs on October 11, 2002. It will be held at the Scripps Research Institute in LaJolla, California. The meeting will focus on complex topics arising about the welfare of animals in research. The program will include small discussion groups and sharing of information among the participants concerning issues and controversies involving compliance with Federal laws and regulations in research activities involving animals. The program and registration information will be posted at http://www.scaw.com/iacuc-advanced.htm.