Annual reports for the period January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012 are due to OLAW by January 31, 2013. 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
This year, there is a question regarding implementation of the 8th Edition of the Guide. Institutions should have at least a plan to meet the Guide’s requirements in place by year’s end. Institutions are required to have completed at least one semiannual facility inspection and program review by December 31st.
An updated sample annual report can be found at the Annual Report to OLAW webpage.