TAG ARCHIVES FOR IACUC

25
Aug2022

Research noncompliance occurs when researchers (intentionally or unintentionally) fail to comply with established regulations, policies, and/or committee-approved research protocols. Noncompliance comes in many forms. It is study-specific and not always identified by IRBs and IACUCs in the same manner.  Some instances of noncompliance may be discovered through post-approval monitoring activities, while others come to the committees via whistleblowers, or reports submitted by the researchers themselves.  Whatever the case, committees must decide what happens after noncompliance has been identified. Read more

9
Aug2022

In 2022, we surveyed IACUCs and Animal Resource Programs (ARPs) to learn more about changes, both temporary and permanent, to the regulated work environment for animal research oversight and laboratory animal care. At PRIMR22, we will take a deep dive into regulatory implications for remote work and oversight activities and examine the impact of recent changes to the labor market on ARPs. Read more

20
May2022

Plans are underway to revise the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and the Veterinary Consortium for Research Animal Care and Welfare (VCRACW) is looking for feedback from the lab animal research community to help shape the revisions. To do so, VCRACW has released a survey with questions to help identify areas of the Guide most in need of revision and how it can be improved. The deadline to complete the survey is next Wednesday, June 1, 2022. Read more

12
May2022

Years ago, I attended a conference and was handed a small button that read "I (heart symbol) Paper." Nothing resonated more deeply with me at that moment! Technology and automation may pose an inherent element of fear and unfamiliarity. The concept of change may be especially challenging to the deep-rooted paper trail practices in the field of research, no matter the phase. Read more