Writing a Good Assurance

Audience: The program is tailored to IACUC staff, IACUC members, IOs, veterinarians, investigators, compliance personnel, animal care staff and others involved in animal programs.


  • Eileen Morgan, Director, Division of Assurances, OLAW, NIH
  • Kim Taylor, DVM, ACLAM, OLAW, NIH
  • Venita Thornton, DVM, OLAW, NIH

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Clarification of “de novo”: PHS Policy IV.C.5. requires “The IACUC shall conduct continuing review of each previously approved, ongoing activity covered by this Policy at appropriate intervals as determined by the IACUC, including a complete review in accordance with IV.C.1.-4. at least once every three years.” To maintain consistency with the PHS Policy, “de novo” should be replaced "complete review.”

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