Developments in FOIA in the Context of Animal Research

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

Speakers:Gorka Garcia-Malene, MS, JD, Director, NIH FOIA Program and Axel Wolff, DVM, MS, Deputy Director, OLAW

Topic: In this webinar, Dr.;Axel Wolff, Deputy Director, OLAW, and Mr. Gorka Garcia-Malene, Director, NIH FOIA Program, will share an overview of FOIA including:

  • responsibilities placed upon federal agencies by the FOIA
  • types of animal-related records sought in recent months
  • categories of information requesters are currently foregoing and those they now require
  • the potential impact of FOIA requests on documents submitted by your institution to OLAW

The information presented will be useful to Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUC) regarding the submission of information to OLAW and how it may be accessed by the public.

Note: This webinar will not be broadcast live but will be prerecorded and posted on December 10, 2020.

While this information was accurate at the time presented, policies and procedures change over time. Past webinars may not contain the most current guidance. Please note, do not rely on webinars and associated materials as definitive compliance guidance for your specific situation. For compliance questions, please contact OLAW directly.

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