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IACUC News

Animal Care and Use Newsletter (Spring 2019) now available

Tue, 14th May, 2019

The Spring 2019 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 AAALAC site visit scheduled June 10-14, IACUC semiannual inspections, updates to IACUC annual review process, IACUC focused training available for personnel, zoonotic fact sheets for working with animals, IACUC policy updates; reminders about recordkeeping, investigator guidance resources, notifying ULAR when using hazardous agents, rodent surgery cage cards to be used in ULAR housing effective January 1st, tricaine-S (MS-222); also includes a helpful e-Protocol tip on how to add personnel.

Animal Care and Use Newsletter – Spring 2019

For additional information on the newsletter or any topics contained therein, please contact the IACUC office at IACUCinfo@osu.edu.

Category : IACUC / ORRP

New Online Training – Being a Principal Investigator: Roles, Responsibilities and Resources

Tue, 26th February, 2019

The Office of Research has launched a new online training to provide guidance for principal investigators and their staff. Being a Principal Investigator: Roles, Responsibilities and Resourcesis strongly recommended for principal investigators, but will benefit all members of the research community.

Course content explores the lifecycle of a sponsored project, covers research administration and compliance processes and provides access to many useful resources and tools.

To access the training:

  1. Log in to http://buckeyelearn.osu.edu
  2. Search for Being a Principal Investigator: Roles, Responsibilities and Resourcesto register
  3. Click [Request], and select course from transcript to launch the training
  4. The course takes approximately 45 minutes to complete

For more information contact Jeff Agnoli, senior staff training and development specialist for the Office of Research.

Category : IACUC / IBC / IRB / ORRP

University Laboratory Safety Committee Excellence in Safety Awards

Thu, 31st January, 2019

The University Laboratory Safety Committee’s Excellence in Safety awards recognize a university faculty or staff member, student and a laboratory research group who have made a considerable contribution to improving laboratory safety on the Ohio State campus. Such contributions can be defined as actions taken to prevent injury or illness, outstanding response and cooperation given to resolve unsafe conditions, consistent improvement during laboratory inspections, or any other consistent and proactive demonstration of efforts in support of a positive laboratory safety culture.

Environmental Health and Safety and the Office of Research coordinate the University Laboratory Safety Committee (ULSC). The ULSC works to enhance the safety culture at Ohio State by helping to shape safety programs, review and distribute new regulatory information and provide feedback from the university community regarding current laboratory safety incidents or issues.

Nominations for 2019 individual, group and student awards will be accepted through February 25, 2019.

Read more.

Category : IACUC / IBC / IRB / ORRP

Animal Care and Use Newsletter (Winter 2018) now available

Thu, 20th December, 2018

The Winter 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 rodent surgery cage cards to be used in ULAR housing effective January 1st, AAALAC to visit Ohio State, tricaine-S (MS-222), updates to the IACUC annual review process coming soon, acknowledgment for AALAS technician certifications, zoonotic fact sheets for working with fish, employee accident reporting procedures, IACUC policy updates; reminders about personnel and training requirements, check the phone number provided in e-Protocol, use of non-pharmaceutical grade compounds; also includes a helpful e-Protocol tip on what to include in your experience and training narrative.

Animal Care and Use Newsletter – Winter 2018

For additional information on the newsletter or any topics contained therein, please contact the IACUC office at IACUCinfo@osu.edu.

Category : IACUC / ORRP

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