On September 24, 2021, the ICARE Project presented an online panel discussion: History of US Animal Welfare Oversight. Panelists shared their longstanding commitment to humane care and use of animals in the conduct of scientific research, including the development, harmonization, and implementation of the PHS Policy and Animal Welfare Act and Regulations, the origin of IACUCs, commitment to performance standards, minimization of administrative burden, and operation of quality animal care and use programs. The webinar and transcript are now posted on the ICARE page of the OLAW website.
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), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Science Foundation (NSF), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA). This group of federal agencies is involved in the welfare of animals used in research, teaching, and testing in the U.S.