Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
2020 Advancing Ethical Research Conference
Forms and Dues
Reducing Self-Imposed Regulatory Burden
in Your Animal Care and Use Program
The impact of regulatory burden on animal research has been a growing concern for researchers and staff. In a time of fierce competition for funding, increasingly complex institutional policies and procedures have resulted in slower approval times and more costly research. Many institutions have voluntarily adopted practices that have become excessively burdensome in the name of 100% compliance. Although stricter and more detailed policies may lead to increased compliance, they may also increase institutional costs without resulting in improved animal welfare. Weighing the costs and benefits of such practices is necessary in order to maintain an efficient and productive animal care and use program.
During this 90-minute advanced-level webinar, a program director and a representative from AAALAC International will discuss common root causes of self-imposed regulatory burden and inefficiency, and provide strategies for critical evaluation of the following areas:
After attending this webinar, attendees will be able to:
This advanced-level webinar will benefit individuals involved with animal care and use program oversight, including IACUC members, chairs, and staff; institutional officials; and attending veterinarians.
Webinar participants holding the Certified Professional in IACUC Administration (CPIA®) credential may apply 1.5 continuing education credits towards CPIA recertification.
John F. Bradfield, DVM, PhD, is senior director at AAALAC International. He is a veterinarian and a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Dr. Bradfield also has a PhD in experimental pathology with scholarly publications in various areas of laboratory animal medicine, wound healing, and vascular and platelet biology. Dr. Bradfield has had many years of experience with the accreditation process as an ad hoc consultant and ten years’ service as a council member of AAALAC International and most recently as council president. He has served as director of the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine and attending veterinarian at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and also as the chair of the Department of Comparative Medicine at the Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. He has extensive experience in academic laboratory animal medicine, managing animal programs and working with animal care and use committees. Prior to his career in laboratory animal medicine, Dr. Bradfield was a large animal practitioner. In his current role at AAALAC International, he is responsible for education and outreach activities.
Jennifer A. Perkins, MA, CPIA, is the director of the Office of Animal Research Oversight (OARO) at UCLA. Jennifer earned her BA (Psychology) from UCLA and her MA (Psychology) from California State University, Long Beach. She worked in HIV risk reduction with “hard-to-reach” populations until beginning her career in IACUC administration in 2000. Under her direction, the OARO has grown from primarily supporting the IACUC to also providing administrative support to the UCLA Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), Radiation Safety Committees, and other safety committees. When she’s not working, Jennifer enjoys running and spending time with her husband and cats.
"The cost of self-imposed regulatory burden in animal research" by Joseph D. Thulin, John F. Bradfield, Valerie K. Bergdall, Laura A. Conour, Andrew W. Grady, Debra L. Hickman, John N. Norton, and Jeanne M. Wallace in The FASEB Journal, August 2014.
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