Congruence Review

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


  • Julie Sharp, DVM, CPIA, DACLAM
  • Jennifer Klahn, MA, CPIA 

Topic: Join us as we explore the topic of congruence review. Congruence review is required prior to award (e.g., grants, cooperative agreements, contracts) for activities that involve the use of live vertebrate animals per PHS Policy IV.D. It is the process that ensures that the information in IACUC protocols is consistent with the application to be awarded, and is an institutional responsibility. This OLAW Online Seminar will cover the foundations of congruence review, including definitions, requirements, flexibilities, and answers to common compliance questions. We will also discuss institutional perspectives on approaches to fulfil this requirement. 

Note: 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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