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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:

New Resources on Flexibilities for Conducting Semiannual Inspections

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New Guide Notice and Website on Flexibilities for Conducting Semiannual Inspections of Animal Facilities
In our most recent guidance in response to the 21st Century Cures Act, NOT-OD-21-164, OLAW and the USDA provide flexibilities for conducting semiannual animal facility inspections that may reduce administrative burden. Specifically, the guidance clarifies nine flexibilities that institutions may implement to reduce administrative burden.

New OLAW website available for 21st Century Cures Act action items

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In response to the 21st Century Cures Act (21 CCA), the NIH, USDA, and FDA are taking steps to reduce administrative burden associated with animal activities in biomedical research.

OLAW is excited to announce the launch of our new website dedicated to the 21 CCA action items, with subpages for each item. As action on items is initiated or finalized, pages will be added and updated. On each subpage, as applicable, you can find relevant:

New Guide Notice and webpage now available: Using Sections of the AAALAC International Program Description to Prepare the OLAW Domestic Assurance

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New Guide Notice and webpage now available: Using Sections of the AAALAC International Program Description to Prepare the OLAW Domestic Assurance

OLAW has published a new Guide Notice, NOT-OD-21-130, Notice to Encourage Using AAALAC International Program Description Sections to Complete Parts of the OLAW Domestic Animal Welfare Assurance.

OLAW’s most recent prerecorded webinar, “21st Century Cures Act – Update on Implementation,” is now available

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Webinar and resources are now available
The webinar recording and resources for OLAW’s most recent webinar, “21st Century Cures Act – Update on Implementation,” are now available. In this webinar, NIH, USDA, and FDA representatives provide updates on the agencies’ progress in implementing the recommended measures of the 21st Century Cures Act.

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