OLAW News Flashes and Archives

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Visit the Guidance section on the OLAW website for updated Commentary on Lab Animal Protocol Review columns. In the January 2018 issue, A Word from OLAW responds to the topic “How should the IACUC handle a questionable VVC change to a protocol?” Download the column here: Lab Animal 2018; 47(01). (PDF)
To further explore this and other topics, browse the OLAW Topic Index. For additional information, visit OLAW.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Interagency Collaborative Animal Research Education (ICARE)
Train the Trainer Institute (TTI)
February 20-23, 2018 | Atlanta, GA
Register Here!
Are you an IACUC trainer or administrator? Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to enhance the effectiveness of your IACUC training program. Register now for the ICARE TTI on February 20-23 in Atlanta, GA. Here at the Peachtree City Hotel & Conference Center, you will be coached and mentored by federal, academic and private sector faculty who are experts in the field. You will work in both large interactive sessions and facilitated breakout groups engaging in active learning techniques to develop teaching modules that you can use for training IACUCs at your institution. See some of the modules that other TTI attendees have developed here: ICARE Training Modules.
Register early, attendance is limited to 36. We encourage registration of 2 or more attendees from an institution as that will facilitate implementation of active learning at the institution.
To learn more about the ICARE TTI, visit ICARE Project.
The Interagency Collaborative Animal Research Education (ICARE) Train the Trainer Institutes are supported by the ICARE Project, an interagency initiative of the National Institutes of Health Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (NIH OLAW), the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Friday, January 5, 2018

5th International Conference of the Basel Declaration Society
Openness and Transparency: Building Trust in Animal Research
February 14-15, 2018 | San Francisco, CA
This conference is an international effort to provide the US research community with:

  • Effective tools, strategies, and networks to advance public communication and understanding of the role and value of animal research.
  • Focused national discussion with key stakeholders and leaders in research, policy, and science communication about the future of animal research in the US and beyond.
  • Opportunity to become part of a nation-wide commitment for proactive communication of animal research as part of a meaningful engagement and dialogue with the public.
Please note that participation at this 2-day conference is free. To register please use the registration tool on the Basel Declaration Society website.