Interagency Collaborative Animal Research Education (ICARE) Project

Our aim is to empower U.S. Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUC) and their institutions to improve animal welfare and increase compliance with federal standards while minimizing regulatory burden. 

The ICARE Project uses active learning pedagogy which has been shown to increase effectiveness of adult education in factual and theoretical understanding of scientific and ethical issues by engaging the learner in activities that require the application of high-level concepts. 

Schedule 

The schedule is subject to change based on venue availability.

Training Date Location Venue Registration Link
IA Refining
(3 day)
01/14/20 - 01/16/20 Tampa, FL Hotel Alba IA Jan 2020 Link to Non-U.S. Government Site - Click for Disclaimer
IA Intro
(2 day)
03/02/20 - 03/03/20  Durham, NC Washington Duke Inn IA Mar 2020 Link to Non-U.S. Government Site - Click for Disclaimer
IA Refining
(3 day)
04/28/20 - 04/30/20 Denver, CO Woolley's Classic Suites IA Apr 2020 Link to Non-U.S. Government Site - Click for Disclaimer
Train the Trainer Institute
(4 day)
06/23/20 - 06/26/20 Detroit, MI Sheraton Detroit Novi TTI Jun 2020 Link to Non-U.S. Government Site - Click for Disclaimer
IA Intro
(2 day)
09/15/20 - 09/16/20 St. Louis, MO Sheraton Westport Plaza IA Sep 2020 Link to Non-U.S. Government Site - Click for Disclaimer

 

ICARE Academies

ICARE Academies (IA) offer participants an understanding of research animal welfare and IACUC oversight issues through active learning and scientific teaching.

  • Participation is open to those involved in animal care and use programs, including IACUC members and staff, Institutional Officials, veterinarians, animal facilities personnel, administrators, consultants, and compliance and regulatory personnel.
  • Attendees will work in both large interactive sessions and small facilitated breakout groups. In all of the sessions, attendees will engage in learning activities such as interactive presentations, group work, and discussions.

New for 2020! The ICARE Academies will offer 2-day "IA Intro" and 3-day "IA Refining" workshops.

IA Intro (Introduction to IACUC Function)

IA Intro is a comprehensive 2-day workshop that introduces participants to the regulations and guidelines of the U.S. federal agencies that oversee animal welfare at research institutions.

  • IA Intro is appropriate for those IACUC and animal program personnel who are new to the program, newly promoted, or those who seek a review of federal standards.

IA Refining (Refining IACUC Function)

IA Refining is a fast-paced 3-day workshop that provides participants with an understanding of animal welfare oversight concepts, enables them to correct misunderstandings of federal standards, and learn methods for more efficient and effective animal program and IACUC functioning.

  • IA Refining is recommended for those IACUC and animal program personnel who are familiar with federal animal welfare oversight standards.

Train the Trainer Institutes

Train the Trainer Institutes (TTI) teach institutional training personnel to use active learning in their training programs. Participants will engage in active learning applied to IACUC subject matter content and modules that address the scientific basis of active learning pedagogy.

  • Participation is open to institutional animal care and use trainers and IACUC trainers. At least 2 trainers from an institution are encouraged to attend a Train the Trainers Institute to facilitate implementation of active learning training at the institution.
  • Attendees will work in facilitated breakout groups and engage in learning activities aimed at using backward design to develop teaching modules.

Advanced Train the Trainer Institutes

Advanced Train the Trainer Institutes (ATTI) offer advance training in the use of active learning, backward design, and scientific teaching applied to IACUC training. The ATTI is offered to individuals that have completed basic training at a TTI.

  • The ATTI workshop is not currently being offered in 2020.
     

Training Modules

Training modules developed by the participants of the Train the Trainer Institutes are tools that you can use to implement active learning training for IACUCs at your institution. Additional modules and supplemental materials will be added as they become available. 

Reference Materials

About ICARE

The Interagency Collaborative Animal Research Education (ICARE) Project uses active learning pedagogy which has been shown to increase effectiveness of adult education in factual and theoretical understanding of scientific and ethical issues by engaging the learner in activities that require the application of high-level concepts.


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The ICARE Project is an interagency initiative of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), National Science Foundation (NSF), and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This group of federal agencies is involved in the welfare of animals used in research, teaching, and testing in the US. Although federal animal care and use standards vary, all endorse local oversight for the humane care and use of animals by an IACUC.
 

Meet the Faculty

ICARE Staff
ICARE Faculty. Row 1 (L to R): J. Na, E. Morgan, M. Hollander, S. Butler, N. Gopee. Row 2 (L to R): J. Klahn, B. Ford, W. Singleton, M. Thrasher, E. Theodorson. Row 3 (L to R): T. Jackson, I. Chand O’Neal, T. Thompson, S. Silk. Row 4 (L to R): L. Anderson, C. McKinnie, D. Jarrell, E. Prentice, W. Barbee. Row 5 (L to R): C. Yager, G. Babcock, M. Matthews, B. Stokes, P. Brown.

 
Lynn Anderson, DVM, DACLAM, Covance
George Babcock, PhD, University of Cincinnati
Wayne Barbee, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University
Patricia Brown, VMD, MS, DACLAM, Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, NIH
Steven Butler, BA, University of Florida
Ivonne Chand O'Neal, PhD, MUSE Research, LLC
Beth Ford, DVM, DACLAM, Scripps Research Institute
Neera Gopee, DVM, PhD, DABT, DACLAM, Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, NIH
Mindy Hollander, MS, CPIA, West Virginia University
Tanise Jackson, DVM, DACLAM, CPIA, Florida A&M University
Donna Jarrell, DVM, DACLAM, Massachusetts General Hospital
Jennifer Klahn, MA, CPIA, University of California, Los Angeles
Monte Matthews, BS, University of Oregon
Carolyn McKinnie, DVM, Animal Care, APHIS, USDA
Eileen Morgan, Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, NIH
Jane Na, DVM, Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, NIH
Ernest Prentice, PhD, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Susan Silk, MS, Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, NIH
William Singleton, DVM, ACLAM, Animal Care Training Services
William Stokes, DVM, DACLAM, Animal Care, APHIS, USDA
Elizabeth Theodorson, DVM, Animal Care, APHIS, USDA
Tracy Thompson, DVM, National Park Service
Marley Thrasher, Duke University
Cody Yager, DVM, Animal Care, APHIS, USDA
Kate Ziegerer, DVM, Veterans Health Administration, VA

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