OLAW Vacancy Announcement: Veterinary Medical Officer

OLAW invites applicants for the position of Veterinary Medical Officer in the Division of Compliance Oversight in Bethesda, MD. The focus of this position is to facilitate compliance with laboratory animal welfare requirements of the Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (Policy) and to provide expert consultation on laboratory animal welfare in the negotiation of Animal Welfare Assurances with research institutions.

IACUC 101/301 Workshops: September 3-4, Honolulu, HI

IACUC 101/301 Workshops will be held September 3-4, 2015 in Honolulu, HI.

IACUC 101: The Basics is a one-day didactic and interactive exploration of IACUC fundamentals appropriate for new and seasoned IACUC members, IACUC affiliates, and individuals responsible for their institution's animal care program. The course provides a basic yet comprehensive overview of the laws, regulations, and policies that govern the humane care and use of research animals.

Implementation of Guidance on Qualifications of IACUC Nonscientific and Nonaffiliated Members

NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-15-109 provides guidance on the qualifications necessary for an individual to serve as a nonscientific or nonaffiliated member of the IACUC. PHS-Assured institutions are expected to implement and comply with this guidance by the 2015 annual report, due January 31, 2016, or by the next Assurance renewal, whichever comes first.

For questions, contact the Division of Assurances at olawdoa@mail.nih.gov

Guidance on Qualifications of IACUC Nonscientific and Nonaffiliated Members

OLAW has updated guidance on the qualifications of the IACUC nonscientific and nonaffiliated members in NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-15-109. The Notice provides background on the PHS Policy requirements for IACUC members, clarifies the Policy’s intent to have a diversity of perspectives in the membership of the committee, and provides guidance on the qualifications necessary for an individual to serve as a nonscientific or nonaffiliated member.

OLAW Webinar, June 4: Regulatory Considerations for Using Pharmaceutical Products in Research Involving Laboratory Animals

Join OLAW for a webinar, Regulatory Considerations for Using Pharmaceutical Products in Research Involving Laboratory Animals, on June 4, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm ET. Guest speakers Dorothy Bailey and Neal Bataller from the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine will discuss the legal options for use of drugs in laboratory research animals and the regulatory status of drugs.

IACUC 101/301 Workshops: June 17-18, Kansas City, MO

IACUC 101/301 Workshops will be held June 17-18, 2015 in Kansas City, MO.

IACUC 101: The Basics is a one-day didactic and interactive exploration of IACUC fundamentals appropriate for new and seasoned IACUC members, IACUC affiliates, and individuals responsible for their institution's animal care program. The course provides a basic yet comprehensive overview of the laws, regulations, and policies that govern the humane care and use of research animals.

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