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FASEB Submits Comments on OLAW’s Semiannual Animal Program Review

July 14, 2022

Full Description: FASEB, a coalition of ASPET and 27 other scientific societies, submitted comments on July 12, 2022, to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) in response to their Request for Information seeking input on flexibilities for conducting semiannual animal program review.  In the response, FASEB acknowledged appreciation for the availability of the outlined flexibilities and recommended that OLAW include language that permits institutions to review standard operating procedures that are unrelated to animal welfare on a more flexible, as-needed basis.  The full list of flexibilities being considered by OLAW can be found at NOT-OD-22-114: Request for Information (RFI) on Flexibilities for Conducting Semiannual Animal Program Review (, including a checklist to help institutions with semiannual animal program reviews.          


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