OLAW Institutional Official (IO) Outreach Program

Notice Number: NOT-OD-08-076

Key Dates
Release Date: June 10, 2008

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH), (http://www.nih.gov)

OLAW IO Outreach Program

OLAW has developed an educational outreach program to help IOs at Assured Institutions explore their responsibilities in the oversight of PHS-funded research that involves the use of live vertebrate animals. The program consists of a series of online seminars to be held quarterly. Each will include a presentation followed by a question and answer period. Seminars will be presented by OLAW staff and guest speakers from public and private institutions. Participants are encouraged to submit questions in advance by email Topics for future seminars are also welcome.

Participation is free, but advance registration is required. IOs may invite selected guests but access will be restricted to one registration per institution. Attendance capacity is limited, so register now and take advantage of this interactive program to learn about current topics from the comfort of your own office. 

Seminars will start at Noon Eastern time (11AM Central, 10AM Mountain, 9AM Pacific). The schedule for 2008 is:

  1. June 12, “Preparing for Animal Rights Extremist Activities at Your Institution”. Jim Newman, Director of Strategic Communication, Oregon Health Science University
  2. September 18, “Freedom of Information Act Policies”. Susan R. Cornell, J.D., NIH FOIA Officer
  3. December 4, “When Terms and Conditions are not met”. Patricia A. Brown, V.M.D. M.S., DACLAM, Director, OLAW and Eileen Morgan, Director, Division of Assurances, OLAW

For additional information, visit http://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/outreach.htm
For questions, email olaw@od.nih.gov or call OLAW at 301-496-7163.

A second outreach program for IACUC Staff is planned and will be announced in a separate NIH Guide Notice.

This program is being conducted by the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW), NIH. The views expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of HHS; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government

Inquiries

For questions or further information, contact:

Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare
Office of Extramural Research
National Institutes of Health
RKL1, Suite 360
6705 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD  20892-7982
phone:  301-496-7163
fax:  301-402-2803
e-mail:  olaw@od.nih.gov
web: http://olaw.nih.gov


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