Announcing the Interagency Collaborative Animal Research Education (ICARE) 2020 Workshop Schedule and Open Registration

Notice Number: NOT-OD-20-045

Key Dates
Release Date: December 18, 2019

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Office of The Director, National Institutes of Health (OD)


The Interagency Collaborative Animal Research Education (ICARE) Project is a federal multiagency initiative to empower Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUC) and their institutions to minimize regulatory burden while increasing compliance with federal standards through our active learning workshops.


The ICARE Project workshops offer participants an understanding of research animal welfare and IACUC oversight issues. Participants learn interactively from our faculty, who are experts in the field of laboratory animal care and use and includes federal representatives from the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare and USDA. Expanding beyond typical lectures, ICARE uses active learning and scientific teaching by facilitating discussions, solving scenarios, and helping attendees brainstorm solutions to take back to their institutions to reduce administrative burden, increase IACUC function, and increase compliance. Each workshop is capped at 36 people, ensuring an ideal group size that fosters cooperative learning, interaction, and discussion.

Workshop Details

ICARE Academy: Introduction to IACUC Function (IA Intro) is a comprehensive 2-day workshop that introduces participants to the regulations and guidelines of the U.S. federal agencies that oversee animal welfare at research institutions. IA Intro is ideal for personnel who are new to the program, newly promoted, or who seek a review of the federal animal welfare oversight standards. Upcoming schedule and registration information:

ICARE Academy: Refining IACUC Function (IA Refining) is a fast-paced 3-day workshop which provides participants with an understanding of animal welfare oversight concepts, enables them to correct misunderstandings of federal standards, and learn methods for more efficient and effective animal program and IACUC functioning. IA Refining is ideal for personnel already familiar with federal animal welfare oversight standards. Upcoming schedule and registration information:

Train the Trainer Institutes (TTI) teach institutional animal care and use trainers and IACUC trainers to use active learning in their training programs. Participants will engage in active learning applied to IACUC subject matter content and modules that address the scientific basis of active learning pedagogy. Upcoming schedule and registration information:

ICARE welcomes participation of those involved in U.S. animal care and use programs, including IACUC members and staff, Institutional Officials, veterinarians, animal facilities personnel, administrators, consultants, and compliance and regulatory personnel.

Don't miss these training opportunities! Learn more and register today!

The ICARE Project is an initiative of the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Food and Drug Administration, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, National Science Foundation, and Department of Veterans Affairs.


Please direct all inquiries to:

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