Pain, Distress and Humane Endpoints - May 2017

Audience: Principal investigators writing protocols for the first time

Goal: Understand the concepts of pain, distress, and humane endpoints in animals

Objectives:
  • Identify pain and distress in rodents
  • Categorize pain and distress levels appropriately
  • Formulate relevant humane endpoints
Module Developers: Stephanie Cook, Rachel Feldman, Noel Ramsey, Cody Yager
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Significant Protocol Changes - May 2017

Audience: IACUC members

Goal: Understand policy for review and approval of significant amendments to ensure compliance

Objectives:
  • Define a significant amendment based on institutional policy
  • Differentiate between examples of significant or minor protocol amendments
  • Predict the proper method of IACUC review for significant amendments
Module Developers: Anne Clancy, Jason Egeler, Jean Kundert, Mary Travis
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Noncompliance Reporting and FOIA - May 2017

Audience: IACUC members

Goals:
  • Understand the concept of noncompliance and how and why we report
  • Understand the impact of the Freedom of Information Act as it relates to noncompliance reporting
Objectives:
  • Define noncompliance
  • Assess whether events are noncompliant
  • Outline noncompliance reporting requirements of OLAW & USDA
  • Predict possible outcomes of reporting noncompliance
  • Justify why we report noncompliance
  • Recognize appropriate content of a noncompliance report and what can make it FOIA ready
Module Developers: Marilyn Brown, Jessi Kittel, Jane Na, David Powell, Bridget Watson
 
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Departures - May 2017

Audience: IACUC members

Goal: Understanding Guide departures and to appropriately report findings to address institutional regulatory burden.

Objectives:
  • Define must, should, or may
  • Identify an IACUC approved departure, exception or a validated performance standard
  • Categorize the status of a finding as not a departure, an approved departure, or noncompliance
  • Determine the appropriate reporting requirements for a departure
Module Developers: Gretchen Hundertmark, Kari Koszdin, Kirk Lubick, Dawn O-Connor
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