October 11, 2023
Office of The Director, National Institutes of Health (OD)
This Notice is to remind domestic institutions with an approved Domestic Animal Welfare Assurance that Annual Reports for the reporting period October 1, 2022, through September 30, 2023, are due to the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) by December 1, 2023.
The Annual Report to OLAW reporting period and Annual Report deadline changed in 2020 to harmonize with the USDA reporting period per recommendations of the final report issued by the 21st Century Cures Act Sec. 2034(d) Working Group. The Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (PHS Policy) requires Assured institutions to submit a written report to OLAW at least once every 12 months.
What to Include
Information to be reported includes:
The Annual Report to OLAW webpage contains additional information and the Annual Report form.
How to Submit
Email the completed, signed Annual Report form in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 1, 2023. If you have questions or need assistance, contact the OLAW Division of Assurances at 301-496-7163 or email@example.com.
Annual Report Acknowledgment Communications
An OLAW Division of Assurances Program Analyst will send an Annual Report Acknowledgment notification email to institutions whose Annual Report to OLAW has been received and reviewed.
Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)