NIH in collaboration with USDA and FDA is seeking information to improve the coordination of regulations and policies with respect to research with laboratory animals as required by the 21st Century Cures Act, Section 2034(d). Join representatives from NIH OLAW, APHIS AC, and FDA to provide your input concerning possible actions that the agencies should consider to improve coordination and harmonization of regulations and policies. The responses received during the listening session will provide valuable information for consideration by the agencies.
Understanding laboratory animal law is necessary and fundamental for all researchers relying on results from animal research, as well as for laboratory animal veterinarians, institutional officials, members of Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUCs), and veterinarians in training. Both the scope and particulars of these laws are important. Those interested in or impacted by the laboratory animal laws can have significantly different perspectives about the scope or efficiency of the regulations or their implementation.