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Balancing Public Interests, Benefits, and Risks in Animal Research - June 9, 2016

Audience: The program is tailored to IACUC staff, IACUC members, IOs, veterinarians, investigators, compliance personnel, animal care staff and others involved in animal programs.

Speaker: Allyson J. Bennett, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology, Faculty Director of the Animal Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Topic: In this webinar, Dr. Allyson J. Bennett will talk about the responsibility to conduct benefit and risk analysis and some of the key factors that play a role. Analysis of potential benefit and potential risk is embedded in multiple levels of review and decision-making about animal research activities. How that analysis occurs and informs decisions that balance humane care of research animals, scientific goals, and the public interest in scientific advances, is not always well understood. The IACUC is one of the important groups that contribute to the analysis and also one that can contribute to better public understanding.

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