Request for Information (RFI): Input on Draft Report from Working Group on Reducing Administrative Burden to Researchers for Animal Care and Use in Research
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) is seeking input on the draft report by the 21st Century Cures Act, Section 2034(d) Working Group on Reducing Administrative Burden to Researchers for Animal Care and Use in Research. The RFI is a coordinated effort of the Director of NIH in collaboration with the Secretary of Agriculture and the Commissioner of Food and Drugs to reduce administrative burden on investigators while maintaining the integrity and credibility of research findings and protection of research animals.
Section 2034(d) of the 21st Century Cures Act (P.L. 114-255) was enacted December 13, 2016, and requires that the NIH, in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), complete a review of applicable regulations and policies for the care and use of laboratory animals and make revisions to reduce administrative burden on investigators. In carrying out this effort, the law requests that NIH seek input to identify ways to ensure regulations and policies are not inconsistent, overlapping, or unnecessarily duplicative.
NIH OLAW, USDA, and FDA formed a Working Group to: (1) identify overlapping regulations and policies; (2) take steps to reduce such identified regulations and policies; and (3) take actions to improve coordination, as directed by the US Congress.
Input is sought on the draft report of the Working Group and the proposed recommendations to reduce the administrative burden associated with research activities with laboratory animals while maintaining appropriate protections and scientific integrity.
The draft report is available at Reducing Administrative Burden for Researchers: Animal Care and Use in Research (PDF).
To ensure consideration, responses must be submitted by: February 20, 2019 11:59:59 PM EDT
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