The Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR) will present the 2015 IACUC Regional Education Conference on February 23 in Seattle, WA. The one-day conference will bring together IACUC administrators, staff, veterinarians, researchers and animal lab technicians. There will be interactive discussions for new and experienced IACUC members, opportunities to ask questions of regulatory officials, and networking time with colleagues. For more information, visit https://www.nwabr.org/events-programs/iacuc-conference.
Experimental Design and Statistics: The review articles in this issue discuss current methods of animal research to address what can be done to improve the quality of animal experiments, choice of animal model, and the systematic review and meta-analysis of animal experiments.
Find the latest resources and news in the most recent NIH eSubmission Items of Interest. Simplified late policy, important submission reminders, ASSIST becoming an option for most NIH grant programs in 2015 and future NIH seminar are among the topics covered in this edition.
A recording of the OLAW Online Seminar, Openness and Transparency and Biomedical Research Oversight, broadcast on December 4, 2014 has been posted on the OLAW website. In this webinar a panel of experts discussed the relationship of the Federal FOIA and states open records laws to the USDA OLAW MOU that promotes continual improvement in animal welfare and reduces redundancy in oversight and regulatory burden. The recording and supporting materials can be found on the Education Resources webpage.
Mark your calendar for the 2015 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration in Baltimore, Maryland – May 6-8, 2015. This 2-day seminar, with an optional 3rd day of pre-seminar workshops, is ideal for anyone in the extramural research community who is new to working with NIH grants: administrators, new and early stage investigators, grant writers, etc.
Find the latest resources and news in the most recent NIH eSubmission Items of Interest. Updated grant application resources, SciENcv, and Commons ID requirement for Fellowship sponsors are among the topics covered in this edition.
OLAW Policy on Shared Animal Welfare Concerns has been published in NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-15-028. In this Notice, OLAW explains how self-reports of serious animal welfare concerns involving USDA regulated species are shared with Animal Care (AC), Animal Welfare Operations. Serious animal welfare concerns may include unanticipated death of animal(s), and unexpected and unrelieved pain or distress to animal(s).
Do you have questions about OLAW’s new guidance on significant changes to animal activities? If so, check out the OLAW Special Seminar. In this video, OLAW, USDA and guest speakers discuss each section of the guidance in detail and answer questions that you might have. Included in the discussion are helpful examples and scenarios. See additional questions, not included in the video, that have been added to the transcript.