Recently, PRIM&R hosted a webinar titled Identifying and Preventing Distress in Laboratory Animals, which was presented by Mollie A. Bloomsmith, PhD, and Eric Hutchinson, DVM, DACLAM.
Stress and distress can negatively impact the welfare of laboratory animals and have adverse consequences for research. Minimizing distress in animals is mandated by federal regulations and remains an ethical obligation for research and compliance staff. To take measures to minimize distress, it is essential to understand its causes and manifestations among the various species of laboratory animals.
This webinar provided strategies for detecting signs of distress, identifying research procedures likely to lead to distress, and understanding [...] Read more
By Samia Rizk, MD, professor of clinical pathology at Cairo University
Open data refers to “data that can be freely used, shared, and built-on by anyone, anywhere.” Data which is considered “open” is further required to be legally acceptable, technically readable, and available to others. The many potential benefits attributed to data sharing are combined with its many challenges: assuring privacy and security, the autonomy of participants as it relates to their ability to give valid consent, population and cultural issues, measures for appropriate governance, commercialization, and sustainability of databases.
With no binding requirement, it is a scientist’s decision whether or [...] Read more
On May 12, PRIM&R presented Earning the CPIA® Credential: Is it Right for You, Right Now?, a sixty-minute informational webinar on the Certified Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA®) program. CPIA Council chair Deb Frolicher, BS, CPIA, outlined the history of the CPIA program, as well as the eligibility and recertification guidelines, and credential holder Toni K. O’Connell, BS, CPIA, shared strategies on how to prepare for the examination. Both Ms. [...] Read more
On May 6, PRIM&R presented Earning the CIP® Credential: Is It Right for You, Right Now?, a sixty-minute informational webinar on the Certified IRB Professional (CIP®) program. CIP Council chair Greg Lim, CIP outlined the history of the CIP program, as well as eligibility and recertification guidelines, and CIP Council [...] Read more
Recently, PRIM&R hosted a webinar titled Practical and Effective Approaches To Educate IRB Members, which was presented by Mina P. Busch, MS, CCRP, CIP, and Scott Lipkin, DPM, CIP.
Educating institutional review board (IRB) members can be a challenging task. How do you balance finding effective ways to deliver relevant and valuable information with limited time and resources? What are the best methodologies to evaluate the impact of your educational plan? For those responsible for, or involved in educating IRB members, this webinar helped explore these questions and develop a successful IRB member education program.
At the conclusion of the webinar, Ms. [...] Read more