Cures News

RFI Now Available – Flexibilities for Conducting Semiannual Program Review

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“Request for Information (RFI) on Flexibilities for Conducting Semiannual Animal Program Review,” is now open and closes on August 01, 2022
We are pleased to announce the release of another joint OLAW and USDA initiative in response to the 21st Century Cures Act – NOT-OD-22-114, “Request for Information (RFI) on Flexibilities for Conducting Semiannual Animal Program Review.” This RFI can be accessed here and will be closing on August 01, 2022, at 11:59 PM.

Webinar Recording Now Available: “21st Century Cures Act: Updates and Your Questions Answered”

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The webinar recording and associated resources are now available online

The recording, slides, and transcript from our March 10, 2022, webinar titled “21st Century Cures Act: Updates and Your Questions Answered” are now available online.

In this webinar, Drs. Patricia Brown (NIH OLAW) and Elizabeth Theodorson (USDA APHIS Animal Care) discuss recent progress the agencies have made in response to the 21st Century Cures Act. USDA APHIS also announced important news – the discontinuation of teachable moments by October 1, 2022.

Visit this website to view the recording and resources.

Register Now for OLAW Conversations: “21st Century Cures Act Community Q and A”

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OLAW Conversations: "21st Century Cures Act Community Q and A"
March 31, 2022, from 1:30 – 3:30 PM ET

Do you have questions about the 21st Century Cures Act initiatives from OLAW and the USDA? Would you like to know more about how to implement flexibilities outlined in recent guidance? Drs. Patricia Brown from OLAW and Elizabeth Theodorson from the USDA will lead this session dedicated to your questions, concerns, and comments!

Next OLAW webinar, “21st Century Cures Act - Updates and Your Questions Answered” - March 10, 2022

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OLAW Webinar: “21st Century Cures Act - Updates and Your Questions Answered”
March 10, 2022 | 1:00-2:00 PM EST

In this webinar, the speakers will provide updates from the USDA and OLAW on progress in implementing the recommended measures of the 21st Century Cures Act. We also want to hear from you and will answer your questions during this session!

Clarification of Semiannual Inspections for AWA-regulated Facilities

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Notice of Clarification issued regarding animal facility inspections for AWA-regulated facilities
Notice replaces the word “program review” with “evaluation”

We have issued NOT-OD-22-048, Notice of Clarification of Reporting Requirements for Animal Welfare Act Regulated Institutions, “Guidance on Flexibilities for Conducting Semiannual Inspections of Animal Facilities” (NOT-OD-21-164).

Register now for OLAW Conversations: OLAW Guidance to Reduce Administrative Burden

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OLAW Guidance on Annual Reports, Semiannual Inspections, and the AAALAC International Program Description
August 24, 2021, from 1:30 – 3:30 PM ET

The second session of OLAW Conversations will focus on OLAW’s guidance in response to the 21st Century Cures Act. This session will discuss recently released OLAW guidance in response to the initiatives outlined in the report Reducing Administrative Burden for Researchers: Animal Care and Use in Research, including:

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