Current news and events regarding your research and submissions.
Open Hours for Protocol & Grant Help
As part of our ongoing efforts to assist researchers with protocol submission to the IACUC and responding to IACUC reviews, as well as the grant review process, the Office of Animal Welfare would like to announce new weekly open hours.
During these designated times, OAW reviewers will be available to help you with:
Protocol development (new protocols, renewals, significant changes to existing protocols, etc.);
Understanding and responding to questions raised by the University’s IACUC members during their review;
Determining whether protocol modifications are necessary for grants/contracts you anticipate receiving.
The weekly drop-in hours are:
Mondays from 1:00-3:00pm
Wednesdays from 10:00am–12:00pm
No appointment is necessary, although we encourage you to let us know if you plan to come. If you are unable to make these weekly time slots, feel free to contact Tena Petersen (206-543-9678) to schedule an appointment with an OAW reviewer.
We look forward to helping you!
The OAW Review Staff
New AUMS System
EH&S has released a web-based system for enrolling in the Animal Use Medical Screening (AUMS). No more forms to fill
out! All personnel on your protocol and persons working in your animal use areas must enroll in AUMS.
Click here to learn more.
The IACUC and OAW reviews protocol documents on a 2 week cycle, starting every other Thursday. Please bring your new and/or renewal protocol documents to OAW on or before the Submission Date to ensure that your protocol is included in the next review cycle.
UW Has Adopted Policies from the Guide 8th Edition
The UW Office of Animal Welfare has adopted the policies outlined in the 8th Edition of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.
PHS Policy requires that institutions base their animal care and use programs on the most current version of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (the Guide). AAALAC also requires compliance with the Guide as a condition for accreditation.
The 8th edition of the Guide was released in December 2010. Over the coming months, the Office of Animal Welfare (OAW) will be reviewing its existing policies to determine the scope and nature of any required changes to the University's animal care program.
Though the overall format and goals are generally similar, some of the specific recommendations (e.g., temperature ranges) have changed.
Please note that AAALAC and OLAW have provided guidance on some issues, particularly with regards to space requirements for breeding mice. They will allow a "performance standard" for trio breeding in standard mouse cages, as opposed to, an "engineering standard" that would require larger cages. At this time, there is no requirement to change your breeding set-ups.
PDF and text versions of the Guide can be downloaded for free on the OLAW website.