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Annual Report to OLAW
Instructions for completing the Annual Report to OLAW
Cephalopods in Research
Cephalopod care and use
Departures from the Guide
Reporting requirements for deviations from the provisions of the Guide
Obtaining an Assurance
Criteria and process for getting an Animal Welfare Assurance
How to report situations of noncompliance and animal welfare concerns
How to handle significant changes to animal activities
Vertebrate Animals Section
VAS requirements, checklist, and detailed instructions for applicants and reviewers