Don’t Miss NABR’s July Webinar!

NABR is once again pleased to announce the return of one of its most requested webinars... the "Sixth Edition of "Q&A with the USDA."

Join Drs. Elizabeth Meek and Bill Stokes, the Eastern and Western Region Assistant Directors for Animal Welfare Operations on Tuesday, July 24 frmo 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Eastern in what will provide NABR members with a unique opportunity to ask questions directly to the leadership of the USDA Animal Care’s Animal Welfare Operations. They are directly responsible for the oversight of the inspection and reporting process and this webinar should not be missed.

Since the last Q&A webinar a lot has happened, including two Requests for Information (RFIs) addressing reducing administrative/regulatory burden, the release of two new Tech Notes, the possible incorporation of announced inspections into regulatory process and the launching of a new “Frequently Requested Records” page on their Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) e-reading room. To better understand what impact these and other ongoing changes may have on your institution, you should take advantage of this unique opportunity provided to NABR members to get your questions concerning compliance with the Animal Welfare Regulations answered.

Questions must be submitted 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, so please submit them as soon as possible. As in the past, we will schedule the session for an hour, but will continue the webinar until all questions have been addressed.

On-Demand Viewing Now Available for Last Week’s NABR Webinar

Last week’s NABR webinar, “The 2017 USDA Inspection Data: Celebrating a New Milestone in Compliance?” is now available online for on-demand viewing by NABR members with credentials for the Members Only section.

Please click here to view “The 2017 USDA Inspection Data: Celebrating a New Milestone in Compliance?” Again, 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.

Time is Running Out to Register for NABR’s Next Webinar!

Time is running out to sign up for NABR's next webinar! If you would like to attend and have not yet reserved your spot for “The 2017 USDA Inspection Data: Celebrating a New Milestone in Compliance?”, scheduled for next Tuesday Feb. 6 at 12:30 p.m. (EST), please do so immediately.

NABR collects information from the USDA’s Animal Care Inspection System database each year to review the inspection results for the previous fiscal year. Our efforts this year were complicated by a 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.

Join NABR next week on Tuesday, Feb. 6 as we look at FY2017 data and compare it to analyses from previous years. Our findings will demonstrate how the research community continues to improve 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. As always, registration is complimentary for dues-paying NABR members and subscribers. Nonmembers are welcome to attend, but a fee will be applied

 

Sign-Up Today for NABR’s First Webinar of 2018!

Please mark your calendar and join us on Tuesday, February 6 for NABR's first webinar of 2018, “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 Tuesday, February 6 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. As always, registration is complimentary for dues-paying NABR members and subscribers. Nonmembers are welcome to attend.

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.”

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