Looking for social housing resources? Recordings of select presentations from the Symposium on Social Housing of Laboratory Animals held August 22-23, 2013 and October 5-6, 2014 are now available. In these videos, experts in animal behavior and welfare discuss socialization, species-specific considerations, oversight requirements, and more.
The PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals has been updated. The 2015 revision reflects the following changes:
IACUC 101/201 workshops will be held April 8-9, 2015 in Atlanta, GA.
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.
Join OLAW for a webinar, Zebrafish 101 for IACUCs, on March 12, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm ET. Guest speakers Monte Matthews, University of Oregon, and Dr. George Sanders, University of Washington School of Medicine, will discuss programmatic and veterinary care needs of zebrafish and provide IACUCs with useful information to help facilitate institutional oversight of PHS-funded research involving aquatic species.
About OLAW Webinars
An IACUC 101 workshop and the Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) IACUC Conference will be held March 18-20, 2015 in Boston, MA.
IACUC 101 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.
Meeting the Information Requirements of the Animal Welfare Act: A Workshop
The USDA Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC) teaches a one and a half day workshop at the National Agricultural Library (NAL) in Beltsville, Maryland for individuals who are responsible for providing information to meet the requirements of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). The workshop is targeted for principal investigators, members of IACUCs, information providers, administrators of animal use programs, and veterinarians.
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.