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FDA Regulated Research Conference

Mon, 23rd January, 2017

Update 2/3/2017:  This event has reached capacity.  Registration is closed.

The Office of Responsible Research Practices in collaboration with the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Nationwide Children’s Hospital will host an FDA-focused conference entitled “FDA Regulated Research: Innovation & Compliance” on March 3, 2017 at The Ohio State University Biomedical Research Tower. The conference will include a number of speakers from industry, regulatory experts, The Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center, Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Nationwide Children’s Hospital and will focus on the following key topics:

  • Drug Development and Innovation
  • Device Innovation
  • Investigator Responsibilities
  • Partnerships with Industry
  • Innovation and Drug Development Strategies
  • Keys to Successful Translational Research
  • FDA Inspections
  • Research Resources Panel Discussion

An agenda and speaker list will be available soon.
Registration is limited to 150 participants.

Category : IACUC / IRB / ORRP

Consultation hours and workshops available for IACUC activities at the Research Commons

Tue, 17th January, 2017

Do you need help preparing your animal study, navigating e-Protocol, organizing for semiannual facility inspections or responding to inspection outcomes? Do you want to learn more about the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) review process, policies or best practices? Starting in February 2017, consultation hours will be held at the Research Commons (3rd floor, 18th Avenue Library, 175 W. 18th Avenue).

Melinda Bruns, quality improvement specialist from the Office of Responsible Research Practices (ORRP) IACUC office, will be available to help you prepare for IACUC semiannual inspections and respond to inspection outcomes. She can provide guidance on IACUC policies, the protocol review cycle and post-approval activities. Schedule a consultation (go.osu.edu/rc-iacuc). Select the service “Animals in Research (IACUC).”

Angela Phillips, protocol consultant from the Office of the Attending Veterinarian (OAV), will be available to help you prepare your animal study using e-Protocol and obtain veterinary consultation prior to the IACUC review. Schedule a consultation (go.osu.edu/rc-oav). Select the service “Animal Use Protocols (OAV).”

In addition, three workshops will be hosted from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Research Commons (60 minute workshop plus 30 minute question and answer):

These workshops are a great resource for investigators, post-docs, lab managers, graduate and undergraduate students listed on animal studies who are interested in learning more about the Animal Care and Use Program. Visit the Research Commons events webpage for more information. To register, click on the title of the workshop listed above.

For additional information or questions, please contact Melinda Bruns at bruns.159@osu.edu or 614-292-8621.

Category : IACUC / ORRP

Animal Care and Use Newsletter (Winter 2016) now available

Thu, 15th December, 2016

The most recent edition of the “Animal Care and Use Newsletter” is now available on the IACUC Newsletters webpage. The newsletter includes information about the AAALAC accreditation at Ohio State, recent results from USDA inspection, educational outreach opportunities (office hours and workshops), notification on zoonotic fact sheets for working with pigs, semiannual inspection summary, also includes IACUC policy updates and helpful e-Protocol tips and reminders.

Full Newsletter: Animal Care and Use Newsletter – Winter 2016

Contact: Melinda Bruns at bruns.159@osu.edu

Category : IACUC / ORRP

Animal Care and Use Newsletter (Fall 2016) now available

Tue, 23rd August, 2016

The most recent edition of the “Animal Care and Use Newsletter” is now available on the IACUC Newsletters webpage. The newsletter includes information about the completed AAALAC site visit at Ohio State, USDA inspection results, employee accident reporting procedures, notification on zoonotic fact sheets for fish and the revision to the Office of Research website, also includes IACUC policy updates and reminders for IACUC semiannual inspections.

Full Newsletter: Animal Care and Use Newsletter – Fall 2016

Contact: Melinda Bruns at bruns.159@osu.edu

Category : IACUC / ORRP

Updated NIH OLAW Brochure

Mon, 18th July, 2016

The NIH OLAW brochure “What Investigators Need to Know About the Use of Animals” has been updated and is now available for download (PDF).

The 2016 revision reflects current requirements of NIH grants policy and applicability of the PHS Policy to VA, NASA, and NSF supported activities through memoranda of understanding.

Category : IACUC / ORRP

Animal Care and Use Newsletter (Summer 2016) Now Available

Fri, 20th May, 2016

The most recent edition of the “Animal Care and Use Newsletter” is now available on the IACUC Newsletters webpage. The newsletter includes information about AAALAC visiting Ohio State, updates to ULAR veterinary best practices, a self-assessment checklist for IACUC approved activities, revisions to the controlled substances policy and forms take effect June 1, also includes IACUC policy updates and eProtocol reminders.

Full Newsletter: Animal Care and Use Newsletter – Summer 2016

Contact: Melinda Bruns at bruns.159@osu.edu

Category : IACUC / ORRP

AAALAC Accreditation Site Visit 6/6-6/10

Fri, 29th April, 2016

AAALAC will be here June 6 through 10, 2016 for their triennial Accreditation Site Visit.

AAALAC will be visiting all animal housing and animal use areas.  Investigators will be notified directly of the tentative day your laboratory will be visited (if applicable).

If you have any questions please contact  IACUCinfo@osu.edu or Helen O’Meara at 614-292-0830.

Category : IACUC / ORRP

Animal Care and Use Newsletter (Spring 2016) Now Available

Mon, 15th February, 2016

The most recent edition of the “Animal Care and Use Newsletter” is now available on the IACUC Newsletters webpage. The newsletter includes information about AAALAC to visit Ohio State, new mouse caging system, summary of outcomes from the Fall 2015 semiannual inspections, helpful eProtocol tips and reminders, and includes IACUC updates.

Full Newsletter: Animal Care and Use Newsletter – Spring 2016

Contact: Melinda Bruns at bruns.159@osu.edu

Category : IACUC / ORRP

NIH Simplifies Vertebrate Animal Section of Grant Applications to Reduce Duplication

Wed, 21st October, 2015

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced that the requirements of the Vertebrate Animals Section (VAS) of grant applications, cooperative agreements and contract proposals have been changed.  The VAS changes (NOT-OD-16-006) are designed to remove redundancy with Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) review while meeting the requirements of the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.  Other changes to features of 2016 grant application guidance, forms and instructions is available at NOT-OD-16-004.

For more information on completing the VAS, including a checklist, detailed instructions and links to worksheets are available at the NIH Office for Laboratory Animal Welfare webpage Vertebrate Animals Section .

Category : IACUC / ORRP

New Study Team Lookup Tool

Wed, 23rd September, 2015

A new tool is available for researchers to check that study team members have completed the requirements for human, animal, and biosafety research.  “Study Team Lookup” displays an individual’s training information, PI eligibility status, and currently approved studies.  The tool also allows users to store team member profiles.  Study Team Lookup can be accessed from the ORRP website, Buck-IRB and e-Protocol workspaces, and at: http://go.osu.edu/studyteamlookup.

 

— > Contact: John Yocom at 688-8673 or yocom.9@osu.edu

Category : IACUC / IBC / IRB / ORRP