NABR’s January Webinar Rescheduled

During NABR’s recent webinar, “Reducing Burden: Options and Opportunities,” we announced our annual review of USDA inspection data was scheduled for January 9, 2018. Since then, a scheduling conflict has occurred, so we are moving the webinar to February 6, 2018. Please mark your calendar for the new date and join us for “The 2017 USDA Inspection Data: Celebrating a New Milestone in Compliance?”

Each year, NABR obtains information from the USDA’s Animal Care Inspection System database to review the inspection results for the previous fiscal year. This year, that effort was complicated by lack of access to the searchable database which could be used to download data into spreadsheets for what would have been a relatively straightforward analysis of the actual inspection data. The new Public Search Tool provides data efficiently, but the data is difficult to analyze. Fortunately, with our analysis, we will provide you with valuable insight into the inspection process.

We invite you to join NABR on February 6, 2018 when we look at the data from FY 2017 as we compare it to analyses from previous years. Our findings will demonstrate how the research community continues to improve its compliance with the letter and spirit of the regulations. This information will help you manage your own animal care and use program in the coming fiscal year. Registration is complimentary for dues-paying NABR members and subscribers.

Yesterday’s Presentation of “Reducing Burden: Options and Opportunities” Now Available for On-Demand Viewing

Did you miss yesterday’s NABR webinar, “Reducing Burden: Options and Opportunities?" Do you want to watch it again? You’re in luck! It has been posted in the Members Only section of our website for on-demand viewing.

Please click here to view "Reducing Burden: Options and Opportunities."  You will need your NABR members-only log-in credentials to watch the presentation.

If you have problems logging-in, please contact us at info@nabr.org.

Are Regulatory and Administrative Burden Affecting Your Institution?

Space for NABR's upcoming webinar is starting to run out so if you haven't registered yet, please reserve your spot ASAP.

If you work at an animal research institution, you are likely affected by administrative and regulatory burden. NABR will be hosting an exciting webinar just for you on this very topic. On Tuesday, November 7, we invite you to join NABR and special guest, Sally Thompson-Iritani, director of the Office of Animal Welfare at the University of Washington, for our exclusive webinar, “Reducing Burden: Options and Opportunities.”

We will discuss how administrative and regulatory burden at the institutional level can be reduced. We will also review opportunities provided by language in the 21st Century Cures Act and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) request, "Identifying Regulatory Reform Initiatives," to address the issue of regulatory and administrative burden experienced by institutions because of federal government agencies. Members of your Animal Care and Use Program (ACUP) are encouraged to attend this webinar.

This is one of the year’s most popular webinars, and registration is filling up quickly. If you have not already reserved your spot, please register today so you don’t miss out.

Registration Now Open for NABR’s Next Webinar!

Are administrative and regulatory burden affecting your institution? Join NABR and special guest Dr. Sally Thompson-Iritani, Director of the Office of Animal Welfare at the University of Washington, on November 7, 2017 for an exclusive webinar, "Reducing Burden: Options and Opportunities." Members of your Animal Care and Use Program (ACUP) are encouraged to attend.

Dr. Thompson-Iritani has played a key role in the development of a program called Compliance Unit Standard Procedure (CUSP). The goal of this project is to create a repository where participating institutions can share standard substances and procedures to be used in animal care and use protocols with the broader animal welfare compliance community. To date, the participating institutions have developed almost 1,000 standard substances and 700 standard procedures that will populate the site as a starting database. Having access to the database offers all those involved with the preparation and review of proposed activities involving animal research a valuable resource which can be used to reduce the administrative burden on investigators and members of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and IACUC support staff.

During the webinar we will also review the opportunities provided by the language in the 21st Century Cures Act and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) request to Identify Regulatory Reform Initiatives to address the issue of regulatory and administrative burden at your institution.

Registration is now open for this exclusive, NABR members-only opportunity.

Recording of “Q&A with the USDA: The Fifth Edition” Now Available for Online Viewing

If you were unable to attend NABR’s exclusive July 18 webinar or just want to see it again, the recording is now available online for on-demand viewing.

Please click here to view “Q&A with the USDA: The Fifth Edition.” You will need your NABR Members Only log-in credentials to watch the presentation.

You can find all of NABR’s past webinars, including this one, in an online library in the Members Only section of our website.

If you have problems logging in or have any questions about the webinar, please contact us at info@nabr.org.

Registration Open for NABR’s July Webinar “Q&A with the USDA”

Do you have questions about the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s inspection and reporting process? Join Drs. Elizabeth Meek and Bill Stokes, the USDA Eastern and Western Region Assistant Directors for Animal Welfare Operations, on July 18th for NABR’s most requested webinar, “Q&A with the USDA: The Fifth Edition.” NABR members will have the unique opportunity to ask questions directly to the leadership of Animal Care’s Animal Welfare Operations who are responsible for the oversight of the inspection and reporting process of animal research facilities.

A lot has happened surrounding the enforcement process since last year’s Q& A webinar. New terms, “critical noncompliance” and “focused inspection” have been introduced, and access to information on the inspection process has been changed. To better understand what impact these and other changes may have on your institution, take advantage of this unique opportunity provided only to NABR members.

Please submit your questions in advance to info@nabr.org. They will be reviewed and formatted to prevent duplication and will be answered in the order they are received. As per our policy, all questions will remain anonymous. The webinar is scheduled for one hour but we will continue the discussion until all questions have been addressed. Click here to register for this exclusive, Members Only webinar, “Q&A with the USDA: The Fifth Edition.”

Recording of Last Week’s NABR Webinar is Now Available Online

Did you miss last week’s NABR webinar? Want to watch it again? Interested in hosting a lunch-and-learn opportunity for your staff?  NABR’s April 11 webinar, "USDA Animal Search Tool – Deactivated: The Impact on the Research Community" is now available online for on-demand viewing.

Please click here to view "USDA Animal Search Tool – Deactivated: The Impact on the Research Community." You will need your NABR members-only log-in credentials to watch the presentation.

You can find all of NABR’s past webinars, including this one, in an online library in the Members Only section of our website.

If you have problems logging in or have any questions about the webinar, please contact us at info@nabr.org.

Registration is Open for NABR’s April Webinar!

When you received the news earlier this month that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) removed from its website “inspection reports, regulatory correspondence, research facility annual reports, and enforcement records,” you most likely and understandably had a few questions. What happened? Why? How does this impact me and my institution? What now?

Although some of the data is back online, USDA’s action will certainly impact registered research facilities and licensed dealers who supply animals to research facilities. Join NABR on Tuesday, April 11 for our next exclusive webinar that will examine the current status of the database and how it may affect your institution and animal rights activity. NABR’s staff will share expert analysis including examples of how NABR uses information in the database to provide advice and support to institutions like yours. You will get an in-depth look at the USDA’s database, the information contained, and learn how you can make sense of the tremendous amount of data contained within.

Due to its timely nature, this webinar is expected to fill up fast — reserve your spot and register today!

The First Webinar of 2017 is Now Available On-Demand

The recording of last week's NABR webinar, "The 2016 USDA Inspection Data: What a Difference a Decade Makes," is now available online in the Members Only section of NABR.org for on-demand viewing.

Please click here to view "The 2016 USDA Inspection Data: What a Difference a Decade Makes."  You will need your NABR members-only log-in credentials to watch the presentation.

If you have problems logging in, please contact us at info@nabr.org.

Join Us for NABR’s First Webinar of 2017!

2017 is just around the corner, which means that NABR is now reviewing last fiscal year’s animal research facility inspection results.

Each year, NABR obtains this information from USDA’s Animal Care Inspection System database and provides an analysis so you can make the most of the upcoming year. We invite you to join us on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 for "The 2016 USDA Inspection Data: What a Difference a Decade Makes." We will reveal this data… with a special twist. We will be comparing last fiscal year’s results to what was reported a decade ago, and the results may surprise you. This information is certain to help you manage your animal care and use program in the coming fiscal year. Start off 2017 on the right foot and join our latest webinar to see just how far the research community has come in the last ten years.

We anticipate a high number of registrants for this webinar so please register ASAP to guarantee your spot!

 

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*This webinar is a complimentary service for NABR member institutions. Unlimited numbers of interested participants from member institutions may register free of charge. Interested participants from non-member institutions must be pre-approved and will be charged an access fee of $379/person. All major credit cards accepted.

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