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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PRIM&R's IBC Boot Camp, which takes place September 18-19 in Denver, CO, will provide information, tools, and guidance for IBC, IRB, and IACUC professionals to help them keep compliance intersections from turning into compliance roadblocks. Attendees will learn strategies for improving integration and communication among regulatory groups and investigators to best support research that is ethical, collaborative, and interdisciplinary. IBC personnel will have opportunities for benchmarking, sharing resources such as SOPs, and networking with colleagues in the field. Read more
In May, PRIM&R hosted the webinar Introduction to Research Misconduct for IACUC, IRB, and IBC Professionals. This webinar provided foundational knowledge in research misconduct for regulatory professionals who work in the human subjects protections and animal care and use fields. After the webinar, one of the presenters, Jim Kroll, PhD, responded to some of the attendee questions that time didn’t permit us to answer live. We’re pleased to share those answers with the readers of Ampersand. Read more
We are excited to announce that, in response to member feedback, PRIM&R has expanded our programming for the animal care and use community. Please read on to learn more about what we are doing to provide enhanced educational and networking opportunities, and strengthen the community of animal care and use professionals. Read more
by Joanna Cardinal, Assistant Director for Membership and IT Operations
Today we’d like to introduce you to Natalie Mays, BA, LATG, CPIA, who serves as a member of PRIM&R’s Diversity Advisory Group. Read previous posts in the series here.
Natalie Mays has been a PRIM&R member for five years. She is the director of the office of the institutional animal care and use committee (IACUC) and institutional biosafety committee (IBC) at New York University Langone Medical Center (NYULMC). Prior to joining the team at NYULMC, Natalie was the IACUC director at Columbia [...] Read more