On June 20, PRIM&R hosted a webinar, Advanced Noncompliance Scenarios for IACUCs: Laboratory Animals and Wildlife, which presented interactive scenarios to assist IACUCs in navigating the challenges associated with identifying, investigating, reporting, and correcting noncompliance at their institution. In this blog post, Stacy Pritt, DVM, MS, MBA, CPIA, CHRC, DACAW, assistant vice president for conflict of interest and the IACUC at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, offers input on a protocol review process called veterinary verification and consultation (VVC), and explores a scenario from the webinar in which this method may be employed by the IACUC to prevent noncompliance as well as to reduce regulatory burden. Read more
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I recently attended a lecture titled, “Your Parameter is My Process,” in which a former professor of mine recounted her experience working on interdisciplinary research teams. She had noticed that questions she spent years investigating as a hydrologist were, in contrast, boiled down to simple equations or variables in an ecologist’s study—and vice versa. The takeaway was that based on a person’s background, training, education, and experience, they approach a problem differently. Read more
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 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
PRIM&R is pleased to share a piece from the PRIM&R Blog Squad at the 2012 Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Conference. The Blog Squad is composed of PRIM&R members who are devoted to blogging live from our conferences. This is Farah Moulvi's second year serving as a member of the PRIM&R [...] Read more