TAG ARCHIVES FOR IACUC18

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May2018

I have been an IACUC Administrator for fifteen years and a long-time member of PRIM&R. I can remember my first PRIM&R IACUC Conference back in 2005: all the excitement and anticipation of learning new ideas and best practices.  From time to time I’m asked why I still go to PRIM&R IACUC if I've already gone before. And my reply is, because it’s always exciting and new! Like regulatory compliance itself, the conferences always offer new knowledge to be gained, new friends to meet, and exciting adventures to be had. Read more

10
May2018

Do you think of customer service when you think of IACUC Administration? No? Well, maybe you should! I recently attended a fabulous session at PRIM&R’s 2018 IACUC Conference entitled “Incorporating Quality Customer Service into IACUC Administration”. We don’t often think of customer service as applying to regulatory compliance. But if instead of viewing regulatory compliance as enforcement, we view it as a service, we may begin to see compliance increase. Read more

4
May2018

At my institution we frequently struggle with recruiting IACUC members and then keeping them on the committee once they realize the required time commitment. In an IACUC18 session titled “Keeping the Key Players in Your Animal Care and Use Program Informed and Engaged,” Helen O’Meara, Jo Ann Henry, and Ernie Prentice, PhD, shared fantastic strategies for keeping committee members informed and engaged. Read more

30
Apr2018

Post-approval monitoring (PAM) has traditionally been, and in many ways still is, seen as a program to monitor protocols after approval. At PRIM&R's 2018 IACUC Conference (IACUC18), I attended a fascinating session titled “Quality Assurance Beyond Post-Approval Monitoring”. The session explored the idea that post-approval monitoring, or PAM, should be looked at as monitoring of the animal care and use program not just monitoring of the animal protocols. I have always been interested in quality assurance and quality management and the ideas in this session were very exciting! The notion that a formal PAM program could improve compliance across the animal care and use program in multiple facets is truly energizing. Read more

24
Apr2018

At the recent PRIM&R IACUC18 Preconference Program, I was excited to see that there was a session dedicated to improving communication and reducing burden between the IACUC and Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). Like many of you, I wear multiple hats and serve as both the IACUC and IBC Administrator. I am always looking for ways to streamline processes and reduce burden while improving communication across compliance groups. Even if you only oversee the IACUC, animal research is beginning more and more frequently to involve biological agents that will require IBC review and oversight. Having a solid understanding of the IBC regulations and practices can help reduce burden on investigators and improve communication between compliance committees. Read more

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