See the material below for resources to help address 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.

Avoiding an Overzealous Approach: A Perspective on Regulatory Burden

ILAR Journal, 2008

OLAW’s New Guidance Will Streamline “Significant Changes”

The Physiologist, 2015

The Cost of Self-Imposed Regulatory Burden in Animal Research

FASEB Journal, 2014

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)

Reducing Investigators’ Administrative Workload for Federally Funded Research

by the National Science Board, 2014 [PDF]

FASEB Survey on Administrative Burden

Findings by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, 2013 [PDF]

Faculty Workload Survey

By the Federal Demonstration Partnership, sponsored by the National Academies, 2012 [PDF]