OLAW Welcomes Nicole Zimmerman

OLAW is pleased to announce that Ms. Nicole L. Zimmerman joined the Division of Policy and Education as a Laboratory Animal Welfare Analyst in September 2014. Ms. Zimmerman's appointment was achieved through the NIH Pathways Program, a mechanism that enables NIH divisions to retain high performance student interns in career appointments.

Reminder: NIH Requires the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) for All Type 5 Progress Reports

As of October 17, 2014, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) requires grantees to submit all type 5 progress reports using the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) module in eRA Commons. Annual progress reports submitted in any format other than the RPPR will not be processed by the NIH and will require resubmission through the RPPR. For additional information and links to related announcements and resources, visit

ASLAP Continuing Education Seminar: October 18, San Antonio, TX

The American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners (ASLAP) Continuing Education Seminar will be held on October 18, 2014 in San Antonio, TX. This year’s subject is “Research with Large Animal Models: Texas Sized Approaches to Optimal Animal Welfare Practices and Occupational Health and Safety” with an expert panel of speakers. For more information, go to http://www.aslap.org/events. Link to Non-U.S.</body></html>

NJABR IACUC 21 Conference: October 17, Somerset, NJ

The New Jersey Association for Biomedical Research (NJABR) will present “IACUC 21: The Charge & The Challenge” conference on October 17, 2014 in Somerset, NJ. This year’s conference will focus on the evolving role of animal welfare compliance – from the genesis of the role in modern programs to its status of a standalone office in many institutions. For more information, go to http://njabr.com/events/current-events/iacuc-21/. Link to Non-U.S.</body></html>