Memorandum to:

[insert name and title of Institutional Official]

From:

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Subject:

Semiannual Report of the Program Review and Facility Inspection

Date:

[insert date]

 

 

This report summarizes the IACUC’s results of its most recent program review and facility inspection, as required by the Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (Policy), Section IV.B.1.-3., the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (Guide), and the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) regulations, as applicable. Submission of semiannual reports to the Institutional Official is a condition of this institution’s Animal Welfare Assurance with the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW).

 

Since the last review, the following changes have occurred in the institution’s program for animal care and use (PHS Policy IV.A.1.a.-i.): [optional]

 

 

I.        Description of the Nature and Extent of the Institution’s Adherence to the PHS Policy, the Guide, and the AWA

 

Departures from the PHS Policy, the Guide, and the AWA.

Select A or B:

[ ]

A.    There were no departures during this reporting period.

[ ]

B.    The following departures have been reviewed and approved by the IACUC: [include reason for each departure]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II.        Deficiencies in the Institution’s Animal Care and Use Program

 

Animal Care and Use Program Review Date(s):

Select A or B:

[ ]

A.    There were no deficiencies in the program during this reporting period.

[ ]

B.    The following deficiencies have been identified: [describe each deficiency, identify each deficiency as either minor or significant, and provide a reasonable and specific plan and schedule for the correction of each deficiency, deficiencies may be recorded on a separate table and attached, the last page of OLAW’s Sample Semiannual Program Review and Facility Inspection Checklist provides a sample table]

 

 

 

 

 



IV.        Deficiencies in the Institution’s Animal Facility

 

Animal Facility Inspection Date(s):

Select A or B:

[ ]

A.    There were no deficiencies in the animal facility during this reporting period.

[ ]

B.    The following deficiencies have been identified: [describe each deficiency, identify each deficiency as either minor or significant, and provide a reasonable and specific plan and schedule for the correction of each deficiency, deficiencies may be recorded on a separate table and attached, the last page of OLAW’s Sample Semiannual Program Review and Facility Inspection Checklist provides a sample table]

 

   

 

 

 

V.        Minority Views

 

Select A or B:

[ ]

A.    No minority views were submitted or expressed.

[ ]

B.    The following minority views were expressed: [insert minority views here or attach]

 

 

 

 

 

VI.        Status of AAALAC Accreditation [identify accredited facilities, if applicable]

 

 

 

 

 

VII.        Signatures [signatures of a majority of the IACUC members]

Names of IACUC Members

 

Signatures