From OLAW: Annual Reports to OLAW due January 31, 2012

Annual reports for the period January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011 are due to OLAW by January 31, 2012. The Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (Policy) requires institutions to submit a written report to OLAW at least once every 12 months.

Information to be reported consists of any change in the institution’s program of animal care and use, any change in the Institutional Official or IACUC membership, the dates that the IACUC conducted its semiannual evaluations of the program and facilities, and any minority view by an IACUC member. Only 3 attachments can be included with the annual report:

  • Roster of the IACUC members (only if there has been a change to the membership)
  • Summary of any program changes (see PHS Policy IV.A.1.a.-i.)
  • Any minority view by an IACUC member

Please do not send semiannual reports with the annual report unless they include a minority view (see OLAW FAQ C6).


An updated sample annual report can be found at the Annual Report to OLAW webpage. For additional information, view the OLAW Online Seminar – The OLAW Annual Report: What You Need to Know (Flash).


Fax completed annual reports to 301-915-9478 or 301-915-9483. Reports can also be converted to a PDF file and e-mailed to

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