Animal Welfare Information Center Newsletter, Winter 1997/1998, Vol. 8, no. 3-4 *************************

Meeting the Information Requirements of the Animal Welfare Act

The Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library (NAL) has developed a 2-day workshop for individuals who are responsible for providing information to meet the requirements of the Animal Welfare Act. Representatives from NIH, Office of Protection from Research Risks, and USDA's APHIS, Animal Care will be available for questions and answers. The workshop will be held at NAL in Beltsville, Maryland.

The act requires that investigators provide Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUC) with documentation demonstrating that a thorough literature search was conducted regarding alternatives. An alternative is any procedure that results in the reduction in the numbers of animals used, refinement of techniques, or replacement of animals.

The objectives of the workshop are to provide:

This workshop is targeted for principal investigators, members of IACUC's, information providers, administrators of animal use programs, and veterinarians. All participants will receive a resource manual.

The workshops will be held on March 5-6, June 24-25, and October 28-29, 1998. The workshop will be limited to 20 people. There is no fee for the workshop.

For more information, contact AWIC at phone: (301) 504-6212, fax: (301) 504-7125, or e-mail:, or write to: Animal Welfare Information Center, U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library, 10301 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705-2351

This article appeared in the Animal Welfare Information Center Newsletter, Volume 8, Number 3/4, Winter 1998

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