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Semiannual Evaluations In Depth

This course provides IACUC members and administrators with more in-depth information about the conduct of semiannual evaluations.

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About this Course


Semiannual Evaluations In Depth complements and expands upon the basic regulatory elements covered in the Essentials for IACUC Members course.  It provides more in-depth information about the conduct of semiannual evaluations and discusses best practices and a variety of ideas on how to approach program review and facility inspections while preventing the conduct of these activities from becoming rote.  This in-depth course promotes continuing education by providing additional knowledge and expertise regarding the conduct of semiannual evaluations. Consequently, the course supports the maintenance of a high-quality animal care and use program.

This course was written by Cynthia Gillett, DVM, DACLAM, CPIA and peer reviewed by experts.

Language Availability: English

Suggested Audiences: Post-Doctoral Fellows, Veterinarians, Animal Care and Facility Staff, IACUC Members, Investigators, Research Assistants, Students

Organizational Subscription Price: $300 per year/per site
Independent Learner Price: $99 per person


Course Content


Overview and Regulations New Content

Describes the regulatory requirements and recommendations for Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUCs) when conducting semiannual evaluations of their animal care and use programs.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 19570 (English)
Author(s): Cynthia Gillett, DVM, DACLAM, CPIA - CITI Program

Facility Inspections New Content

Discusses the details of conducting facility inspections as part of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee’s (IACUC) semiannual evaluations. It includes information on inspector training, required and recommended locations, the use of checklists while conducting inspections, and advice on what to look for and ask about during an inspection.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 19571 (English)
Author(s): Cynthia Gillett, DVM, DACLAM, CPIA - CITI Program

Program Review New Content

Discusses the details of conducting program review as part of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee’s (IACUC) semiannual evaluations. Included in the module is information on training, content that is required or recommended to be reviewed, and methods that can be used to conduct program review.  The module also discusses ways to engage with the affiliated units that oversee aspects of an organization’s animal care and use program.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 19572 (English)
Author(s): Cynthia Gillett, DVM, DACLAM, CPIA - CITI Program

The Semiannual Report to the Institutional Official (IO) New Content

Covers the preparation and submission of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee’s (IACUC) semiannual reports to the institutional official (IO).

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 19573 (English)
Author(s): Cynthia Gillett, DVM, DACLAM, CPIA - CITI Program

Follow-Up and Follow-Through New Content

Covers the details of what needs to be done after a semiannual evaluation, in particular follow-up on findings, methods for managing the necessary communications related to evaluation findings, and the USDA’s requirement for reporting a failure in the plan and schedule for correcting a significant deficiency.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 19574 (English)
Author(s): Cynthia Gillett, DVM, DACLAM, CPIA - CITI Program

Keeping it Fresh New Content

Covers tips for ensuring that the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee’s (IACUC) semiannual evaluation process remains relevant, engaged, and constructive.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 19575 (English)
Author(s): Cynthia Gillett, DVM, DACLAM, CPIA - CITI Program


FAQs


Does the Semiannual Evaluations In Depth course meet any federal mandates or guidelines?

This course is one of many that helps learners and organizations meet the expectations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) for training in regulatory requirements regarding the humane care and use of animals.

Who should take the Semiannual Evaluations In Depth course?

This course is intended for IACUC members, IACUC administrators, veterinarians, investigators, post-doctoral fellows, students, and animal facility managers.

Why should someone take the Semiannual Evaluations In Depth course?

It provides IACUC members, administrators, and others involved in animal research, teaching, and testing with in-depth information on semiannual evaluations. Helping learners to understand and adhere to semiannual evaluation requirements will ultimately facilitate the improvement of animal care and use programs and facilities.

When should someone take the Semiannual Evaluations In Depth course?

Completion of either the Essentials for IACUC Members or Working with the IACUC course is a prerequisite for taking this course.