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Reporting Noncompliance

One of the actions identified in the report Reducing Administrative Burden for Researchers: Animal Care and Use in Research  as part of the 21st Century Cures Act is for OLAW to review and revise the current guidance on reporting requirements in NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-05-034

OLAW is currently accepting comments to updated guidance on prompt reporting of noncompliance through a Request for Information

Request for Information

The NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) is seeking input on proposed updates to NOT-OD-05-034. Comments will be accepted for 90 days from the date of publication.

The proposed changes can be found here: NOT-OD-23-063

Comments should be submitted online: Submit Here

Comments will be accepted from January 23, 2023 - May 5, 2023

The final guidance will be published along with a new webpage once comments have been considered. Until comments have been considered and new guidance has been finalized, OLAW expects institutions to comply with NOT-OD-05-034. Please see this webpage for more information.

Policies and Laws

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PHS Policy IV.F.3: "The IACUC, through the Institutional Official, shall promptly provide OLAW with a full explanation of the circumstances and actions taken with respect to:

a. any serious or continuing noncompliance with this Policy;

b. any serious deviation from the provisions of the Guide; or

c. any suspension of an activity by the IACUC.


Note: Additional information will be available once the final guidance is released.

Notice Number Description Date


Request for Information (RFI) on Update to NOT-OD-05-034 Guidance on Prompt Reporting of Noncompliances to OLAW

January 23, 2023


Please view the webpage on reporting noncompliance for current expectations, example reports, instructions, and additional references.

More resources will be provided here once the proposed guidance is finalized.