Question - Are you interested in the information requirements of the Animal Welfare Act and how best to meet those requirements?
Answer - Then this is the workshop for you!
Question - Should you attend?
Answer – Yes, if you are a:
- Librarian eager to sharpen your expert searching skills
- Librarian exploring ways to get involved in translational science
- Librarian collaborating with researchers engaged in animal research.
- Librarian serving on their institution’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
- Researcher preparing animal use protocols for their IACUC
- Scientist or non-scientist members of an IACUC
When – All day October 12, 2011, 9 AM – 4 PM (Lunch on your own)
Where – University of Pennsylvania Biomedical Library training lab
The training lab is in the Penn Biomedical Library, Johnson Pavilion,
3610 Hamilton Walk
Campus map showing building:
Map of library (training lab is on bottom right): http://www.library.upenn.edu/locations/floorplans/biomedone.html
Click here to register:
Registration deadline is October 7.
Cost – $25.00 SLA or MLA Member
Free – student, retired, between jobs
Contact – See more details below or for further information contact,
Jeanette de Richemond at email@example.com
A Workshop on
Meeting the Information Requirements of the Animal Welfare Act
The regulations of the (Animal Welfare Act) AWA require that investigators provide Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUC) with documentation demonstrating that alternatives to procedures that may cause more than momentary pain or distress to the animals have been considered and that activities do not unnecessarily duplicate previous experiments. A thorough literature search regarding alternatives meets this Federal mandate. An alternative is any procedure which results in the reduction in the numbers of animals used, refinement of techniques, or replacement of animals.
The objectives of the workshop are to provide:
- An overview of the AWA and its information requirements;
- A review of the alternatives concept;
- An introduction to NAL, AWIC and other organizations;
- Instruction on the use of existing information databases/networks; and
- On-line database searching experience.