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The Ohio State University

IACUC News

Animal Care and Use Newsletter (Spring 2018) now available

Thu, 24th May, 2018

The Spring 2018 edition of the “Animal Care and Use Newsletter” is now available on the Office of Responsible Research Practices (ORRP) IACUC Newsletters webpage.  The new issue includes information about animal hazard safety protocols, using pharmaceutical-grade saline for injection, SR buprenorphine, EHS field researcher guidelines updated, acknowledgment for AALAS technician certifications, zoonotic fact sheets for working with horses, IACUC policy updates; reminders to make sure to review approved protocol renewals, checking the correct phone number listed in e-Protocol, rodent cage-side surgery records, eIACUC new protocol activity updated on November 2 and online risk assessment tool; also includes helpful e-Protocol tips.

Animal Care and Use Newsletter – Spring 2018

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

Category : IACUC / ORRP

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

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