Section 495 of the Health Research Extension Act of 1985 states that "each animal care committee of a research entity shall review the care and treatment of animals in all animal study areas and facilities of the research entity at least semiannually to evaluate compliance with applicable guidelines established under subsection (a) for appropriate animal care and treatment."

Compliance Resources

Add our Semiannual Evaluations In Depth course and expand upon the basic regulatory elements covered in the Essentials for IACUC Members course and promote continuing education for IACUC members and administrators by providing additional knowledge and expertise regarding the conduct of semiannual evaluations.

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Visit OLAW's resources page to find sample documents for the implementation of PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals including annual reports, assurances, checklists, and an animal study proposal to aid in developing protocol forms.

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