Reducing Regulatory Burden
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This collection of resources is meant to help IACUCs and investigators work together towards institutional policies that provide effective animal welfare oversight without unnecessary regulatory burden.


Agencies Seek Ideas for Reducing Administrative Burden

Representatives of NIH, USDA, and FDA held a listening session on January 9, 2018 as part of an effort to review of animal welfare oversight regulations in response to a Congressional mandate to reduce administrative burden while maintaining the integrity and credibility of research.

Groups Urge Streamlining Animal Research Oversight

Prominent research organizations recently issued recommendations for promoting greater efficiency in the oversight of animal research.

Optimizing the Nation's Investment in Academic Research

A report by the National Academy of Sciences commissioned by Congress, 2015 [PDF]

Sustaining Discovery in the Biological and Medical Sciences

(FASEB, 2015. See Section 1.3.1: Over-regulation increases the cost of research for the federal government, institutions, and other research sponsors)

Specific Ways to Reduce Burden

Veterinary Verification and Consultation

OLAW has guidance on how IACUCs can implement Veterinary Verification and Consultation to simplify the process of incorporating certain changes into active animal protocols.

Reforming Animal Research Regulations: Workshop Recommendations to Reduce Regulatory Burden

A new report from FASEB on streamlining animal research regulations

Regulatory Burden Symposium

Having Trouble with Your IACUC? Symposium Slides

Slide PDFs of the four presentations of the Regulatory Burden Symposium

Summary of “Having Trouble with Your IACUC” Presentations

Summary of the presentations at the Regulatory Burden Symposium