TAG ARCHIVES FOR IACUC

11
Jul2019

Every day and with every interaction, animals learn how to respond to the people in their research environment. Positive reinforcement training (PRT) techniques can improve animals’ level of compliance with research tasks, as well as their physiological response to their environment. It’s critical that IACUC members have a working knowledge of classical and operant conditioning in order to critically assess whether research proposals include appropriate PRT. On April 17, PRIM&R hosted a webinar to instruct IACUC professionals and members about PRT. Kelly Morrisroe, a research scientist and primate trainer at the Washington National Primate Research Center (WaNPRC) at the University of Washington, served as the speaker. After the webinar, the presenter responded to some of the attendee questions that time didn’t permit us to address live. We’re pleased to share those responses with the readers of Ampersand. Read more

30
May2019

At our 2019 IACUC Conference in March, PRIM&R was pleased to present our first Pillars of PRIM&R Outstanding Poster Award. A team from the Mayo Clinic—Cherylann Gieseke, CVT, CPIA; Naomi M. Gades, DVM, MS, MRCVS, CPIA, CMAR, DACLAM; Hirohito Kita, MD—was chosen for this award for their project “Development and Utilization of a Multi-Species Database to Analyze the Incidence, Duration, and Reason for Single Animal Housing.” Read more

1
Apr2019

Meet Noé Tirado-Muñiz DMV, DVM, MS, CPIA, who'll be covering the 2019 IACUC Conference (IACUC19) as a member of the Blog Squad. Members of PRIM&R's Conference Blog Squad provide an insider's view of the conferences by sharing their experience before, during, and after the meeting. Read more

19
Feb2019

Last week, PRIM&R submitted comments in response to a request for information (RFI) on a draft report issued by the federal Working Group on Reducing Administrative Burden to Researchers for Animal Care and Use in Research. Comments on the draft report are due February 20, 2019, and we encourage you to consider submitting your own comments. The community is welcome to cite PRIM&R’s comments or borrow any of the points we make Read more