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.

SCAW IACUC Training Workshop: May 13, Cincinnati, OH

The Scientists Center for Animal Welfare (SCAW) will present an IACUC Training Workshop on May 13, 2015 in Cincinnati, OH. SCAW developed this one-day educational workshop for experienced Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) members and administrators, principal investigators, attending veterinarians, regulatory personnel and laboratory animal care staff. The program focuses on topics relevant to IACUC functions and provides opportunities for small discussion groups and sharing of information among participants.

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