Learn More About Laboratory Animal Welfare Oversight

Earlier this month, the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) made several resources available to provide researchers and administrators with federal perspectives on the oversight of research involving animal models. In early December, OLAW and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Animal Care (AC) division published announcements describing how these agencies work together in their shared mission to ensure the humane care and use of animal models at the Nation’s research institutions. Additionally, representatives from OLAW and USDA APHIS AC were among the participants in a related webinar on laboratory animal welfare policy, “Openness and Transparency and Biomedical Research Oversight: What Your Institution Should Know”. A recording and transcript of this webinar has now been archived online for viewing. Visit the links below to learn more about how OLAW and USDA share information on animal welfare at awardee institutions, and open records requirements.

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One thought on “Learn More About Laboratory Animal Welfare Oversight

  1. Rather ironic to discuss “humane” animal treatment when the NIH sponsors unethical experiments involving animals. Do we really need to subject more infant monkeys to maternal deprivation experiments? Why does the NIH continue to condone and financially support these sick sadists in the name of science? I gave up my research career, in part because I can no longer remain silent about the horrible things that happen to laboratory at universities. I just hope tax payers start paying more attention to how their money is being spent.
    B. Baumann, MD, MSCE

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