TAG ARCHIVES FOR post-approval monitoring

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Jan2019

Postapproval monitoring (PAM) ensures that research is being carried out in the manner that was originally approved by the IACUC and many institutions employ PAM as a self-auditing mechanism to check on compliance. A well-run PAM program can also lead to improved animal welfare, science, and collaboration among departments in the animal care and use program. Having a robust framework for conducting PAM promotes education, transparency, and communication between researchers and the institution. 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

14
May2015

By Kathy Banks, BSc, MSc, continuing review coordinator, animal ethics, University of British Columbia 

It's been just over a month since I walked my legs off on Boston's Freedom Trail, visited the many historic monuments and gravesites throughout the city, and, most importantly, attended my first PRIM&R IACUC Conference. What an experience! As I explained in my first and subsequent Blog Squad posts, I attended several interesting and relevant conference sessions, and armed with that knowledge, came back to the [...] Read more

27
Mar2015

By Kathy Banks, BSc, MSc, continuing review coordinator, animal ethics, University of British Columbia 

PRIM&R is pleased to share a post from Kathy Banks, a member of the PRIM&R Blog Squad for the 2015 Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Conference. The PRIM&R Blog Squad is composed of PRIM&R members who blog here, on Ampersand, to give our readers an inside peek of what happened during the conference in Boston, MA.

As the PAM Coordinator at the University of British Columbia (UBC), [...] Read more

26
Mar2015

PRIM&R recently hosted a webinar on Meeting the Challenges in Oversight of Wildlife Research. Afterwards, the presenters, John A. Bryan, II, DVM, MS , and Robert S. Sikes, PhD, answered questions submitted by webinar attendees for us to share with Ampersand readers. 

1. Can you share strategies for handling post-approval reviews of wildlife protocols?

Robert_SikesRobert S. Sikes (RSS): Post-approval monitoring (PAM) can be accomplished in many ways. Although travel to remote sites might not be feasible, today's [...] Read more