OLAW Webinar on December 5: 21st Century Cures Act – Next Steps


OLAW Webinar
21st Century Cures Act: Next Steps
December 5, 2019 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET


  • Pat Brown, VMD, NIH, Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare
  • Betty Goldentyer, DVM, USDA, APHIS, Animal Care
  • Brianna Skinner, DVM, MPH, FDA, OCET, Office of the Commissioner

The 21st Century Cures Act, Section 2034(d), directed federal agencies to “complete a review of applicable regulations and policies for the care and use of laboratory animals and to make revisions, as appropriate, to reduce administrative burden on investigators while maintaining the integrity and credibility of research findings and the protection of research animals.” In response to this directive, a working group with representatives from NIH, USDA, and FDA employed a number of strategies to identify regulations and policies that contribute to administrative burden. This included reviewing published reports and surveys on the topic, hosting listening sessions, and collecting feedback from the public. The report detailing the planned actions of the three agencies was released earlier this year. In this webinar, the speakers will provide updates on the agencies’ plans including discussion on upcoming changes to regulations and policy, how federal agencies are improving coordination and harmonization, and new training and resources being developed.

How to Enroll
A one-time enrollment is required to participate in the program. Enrollees receive registration information prior to each event. Find out how to enroll at https://olaw.nih.gov/education/online-seminars.htm.

About OLAW Webinars

The OLAW Online Seminars program is a free webinar series to help IACUCs and IOs explore their responsibilities in the oversight of PHS-funded research that involves the use of live vertebrate animals.

For recordings of past webinars, visit the Webinars and Podcasts webpage.


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