Office of Responsible Research Practices
The Ohio State University

IACUC News

Animal Care and Use Newsletter (Fall 2017) now available

Thu, 2nd November, 2017

The Fall 2017 edition of the “Animal Care and Use Newsletter” is now available on the the Office of Responsible Research Practices (ORRP) IACUC Newsletters webpage. The new issue includes information about the update to eIACUC protocol on November 2, new online risk assessment tool, rodent cage-side surgery records, per diem rate changes, AALAS technician of the year award acknowledgment, zoonotic fact sheets for working with cattle, IACUC policy updates, reminders for reporting animal concerns and accessing CITI also includes helpful e-Protocol tips.

Animal Care and Use Newsletter – Fall 2017

For additional information on the newsletter or any topics contained therein, please contact Melinda Bruns.

Category : IACUC / ORRP

New online risk assessment tool now available

Wed, 1st November, 2017

A new user-friendly web-based tool for conducting risk-based assessments – the Online Risk Assessment Tool (ORAT) is available as of November 1, 2017. The ORAT replaces the existing Occupational Health Registry. It is important to understand the potential risks associated with research or job-related duties – especially when there are potential risks due to contact with animals, hazardous agents, operations or environments. The ORAT employs a simple question and answer model that builds a personalized risk assessment designed to the specific hazards that may be encountered as part of work-related responsibilities.  More information is available on the IACUC Occupational Health Program webpage.

Category : IACUC / IBC / ORRP

Animal Care and Use Newsletter (Summer 2017) now available

Tue, 1st August, 2017

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 CITI refresher training course, zoonotic fact sheets for working with sheep, ULAR environmental enrichment program, IACUC policy updates, reminders for semiannual inspections and manual reporting of animal numbers and also includes helpful e-Protocol tips.

Full Newsletter: Animal Care and Use Newsletter – Summer 2017

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

Category : IACUC / ORRP

Animal Care and Use Newsletter (Spring 2017) now available

Fri, 28th April, 2017

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 recent results from USDA inspection, educational outreach opportunities (office hours), zoonotic fact sheets for working with poultry, ULAR required training and rodent colony health surveillance program, also includes IACUC policy updates and helpful e-Protocol tips and reminders.

Full Newsletter: Animal Care and Use Newsletter – Spring 2017

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

Category : IACUC / 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

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