The USDA through APHIS has released an electronic version of the USDA Annual Report form (7023), which Animal Facilities are required to file annually. Their brief announcement reads:
“In an effort to streamline the process and make things easier and more straightforward for the facilities, we are now offering a fillable .pdf file version of our Annual Report form on our website. The facilities will complete these forms and then mail them to our regional offices so that we can capture the data easily and accurately.
Animal Welfare Act regulations require USDA-registered research facilities to send us an Annual Report to document their activities and animal usage for that particular fiscal year (October 1 through September 30). These reports are due by December 1 of each year.”
The USDA forms page is available at: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_welfare/annual_report_forms.shtml
The fillable USDA Annual Form (7023) is available at:
In case your University has more species to report, an additional fillable Continuation form (7023a)is available at: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_welfare/downloads/forms/APHIS_7023a_AUG_2013.pdf
Instructions are provide on each form. The forms must be filled out and sent via mail, electronic filing is not possible.