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Federal Regulations & Standards IACUC

Birds Now Covered by the AWA / AWR: What Researchers Can Expect

On August 21, 2023, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) amended the Animal Welfare Act and Animal Welfare Regulations (AWA / AWR) to include the oversight of birds. Consequently, some researchers performing animal research or teaching activities involving birds may be required to adhere to additional regulatory requirements. Determining What is Now Covered by ...
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eRAM Federal Regulations & Standards IACUC

Annual Reviews Eliminated for USDA Studies

February 9, 2022 Update: Individuals with protocols involving a USDA-regulated species that are funded by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) should contact the Quality Assurance (QA) Team in the Animal Care & Use Office for additional guidance on how the federal Animal Care & Use Review Office (ACURO), the administrative oversight body for ...
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Federal Regulations & Standards IACUC

What Happens to Semi-Annual Inspection Findings

With Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) semi-annual facility inspections concluding and individuals following up on any eRAM Action Items, you may be wondering what happens to all of the information the Animal Care & Use Office (ACUO) collects. The semi-annual inspection process is used by the IACUC to ensure that U-M continues to ...