USDA, OLAW, AAALAC and other groups involved in animal research oversight activities provide varying guidance with respect to defining noncompliance and prescribing how IACUCs should best handle and report incidents of noncompliance. While there are increasing efforts toward harmonization and communication, IACUCs may struggle with how to identify noncompliance, how and when to report, and what approaches are best to correct and prevent noncompliance in the future. This is especially true for non-typical research, such as activities involving wildlife.
This webinar will briefly review the current standards and guidance while presenting interactive scenarios to assist IACUCs in navigating the challenges associated with identifying, investigating, reporting, correcting, and preventing future noncompliance at their institution, whether in the lab or in the field. Additionally, best practices for documenting and evaluating noncompliance will be reviewed.
- History and current guidance
- Noncompliance scenarios in biomedical and wildlife research
- Communication, training, and postapproval monitoring (PAM)
What will I learn?
After attending this webinar, you will be able to do the following in the context of research with animals in the laboratory and in the wild:
- Identify noncompliance and evaluate methods of effectively documenting and tracking noncompliance incidents and their resolutions
- Distinguish noncompliance reporting requirements among the various regulatory, funding, and certification agencies
- Point out common misconceptions regarding suspension of activities, reporting mechanisms and timelines, and corrective actions
- Evaluate methods of reducing noncompliance
Who should attend?
This webinar will benefit IACUC members, IACUC chairs, attending veterinarians, IACUC administrators, compliance officers, and PAM personnel.