Office of Responsible Research Practices
The Ohio State University

Investigator Guidance

Additional Information and Sample Documents for Housing and Care of Animals

Instructions and Additional Information on Policies

NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare Information

  • Grant Congruency Review
  • OLAW Frequently Asked Questions
  • OLAW Brochure – What Investigators Need to Know about the Use of Animals communicates to investigators their responsibilities under PHS Grants Policy and PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. “What Investigators Need to Know About the Use of Animals” provides an overview of investigator responsibilities when conducting research with animals.  You will learn about the PHS Policy requirements, what you need to describe in your grant application and your IACUC animal study protocol, and guidance for conducting your research to avoid noncompliance.
  • Preparing the Vertebrate Animal Section (VAS) for National Institutes of Health (NIH) –requirements for completing the VAS of grant applications, cooperative agreements and contract  proposals have changed (NOT-OD-16-006) along with some features of 2016 grant application guidance, forms and instructions (NOT-OD-16-004) .  Additional information, including a checklist, detailed instructions and links to worksheets are available at the NIH Office for Laboratory Animal Welfare webpage Vertebrate Animals Section.

Information on Areas of Potential Pain and Distress

Information on Alternatives to Animal Testing and Databases to Conduct Searches

Investigator/Staff Guidance for Inspections