Extension of Comment Period on the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare Position Statements


Notice Number: NOT-OD-12-042

Key Dates

Release Date:  January 31, 2012

Related Notices

NOT-OD-12-020: Adoption and Implementation of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals: Eighth Edition

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National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Purpose

This notice is to announce that the comment period on the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) Position Statements has been extended until February 3, 2012.

OLAW has developed Position Statements to clarify the ways in which NIH expects Assured institutions to implement the 8th Edition of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (Guide) by addressing the following concerns: cost of implementing the 8th Edition of the Guide; animal housing specifications; use of non-pharmaceutical-grade compounds; food and fluid restrictions; multiple surgical procedures; and application of the 8th Edition of the Guide to agricultural animals used in biomedical research. Links are provided for the public to submit comments on their understanding of the Position Statements. In response, OLAW may further clarify the Position Statements.

All comments should be entered at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/2011positionstatement_comments/add.htm.

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: 301-915-9481
E-mail: olaw@od.nih.gov
Web: http://olaw.nih.gov/


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