Reminder: Annual Reports to the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare due January 31, 2018

Notice Number: NOT-OD-18-117

Key Dates
Release Date: December 14, 2017

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Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH)      


This Notice is to remind awardee institutions that annual reports for the period January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017 are due to the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) by January 31, 2018. The Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (Policy) requires Assured institutions to submit a written report to OLAW at least once every 12 months.

What to Include

Information to be reported consists of any change in the institution’s program of animal care and use, any change in the Institutional Official or the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) membership, the dates that the IACUC conducted its semiannual evaluations of the program and facilities, and any minority view by an IACUC member.

How to Submit

Email the signed annual report in PDF format to by January 31, 2018 (but not before December 31, 2017). If you have questions or need assistance, contact OLAW at 301-496-7163 or


Additional information, instructions, and a sample document can be found on the Annual Report to OLAW webpage.


For questions or further information, contact:

Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)
Telephone: 301-496-7163