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 A recording and transcript of this webinar has now been archived online for viewing.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.
- NIH OLAW Webinar: Openness and Transparency and Biomedical Research Oversight
- NIH Guide NOT-OD-15-028: Notice of Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare Policy on Shared Animal Welfare Concerns
- USDA Animal Care Tech Note: The Reporting of Adverse Events at Research Facilities on USDA Inspection Reports