TAG ARCHIVES FOR IACUC

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

31
Mar2022

While all IACUCs should be conducting some form of post-approval monitoring given current IACUC requirements, there is no mandate for a formal post-approval monitoring program that operates separate from other IACUC activities that are already mandated. With the change in annual review requirements, IACUCs are now able to critically examine their post-approval monitoring goals and potentially separate them from the goals of annual reviews. Read more

22
Mar2022

Ensuring that women are represented in research studies and in science fields is an important part of advancing science and ensuring that women justly benefit from research. Research done using only male animals during preclinical trials and predominantly male subjects in human clinical trials leads to knowledge gaps that negatively impact women’s treatment and health outcomes. In recognition of women’s history month, we're highlighting some PRIM&R resources that explore the importance of considering sex as a biological variable and shifting to appropriate sex balance in research studies. Read more