2nd Edition 2002 arena/olaw institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Guidebook



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Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)

National Institutes of Health


Office Of The Director



Nelson L. Garnett, D.V.M.

Director



Carol Wigglesworth


Senior Policy Analyst

Margaret Quinlan


Animal Welfare Program Specialist

Agnes Richardson


Program Assistant


Division Of Compliance Oversight
Stephen Potkay, V.M.D.

Director


Division Of Assurances




Denis Doyle


Director
Axel Wolff, M.S., D.V.M.

Senior Assurance Officer



Susann Machado


Program Assistant

Diana M. Lancaster


Program Assistant

Abbreviations and Acronyms


Abbreviations
Guide ILAR Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

Policy Policy PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

Acronyms

A



AAALAC Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory

Animal Care International



AALAS American Association for Laboratory Animal Science

AC Animal Care, APHIS, USDA

ACLAM American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine

AGRICOLA National Agricultural Library’s Agricultural OnLine Access (USDA)

APHIS Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA)

ARENA Applied Research Ethics National Association

ASLAP American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners

AV Attending Veterinarian

AVMA American Veterinary Medical Association

AWA Animal Welfare Act

AWIC Animal Welfare Information Center

AWRs Animal Welfare Regulations (USDA)


C
CAAT Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing

CCAC Canadian Council on Animal Care

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CEO Chief Executive Officer

CFA Complete Freund's Adjuvant

CFR Code of Federal Regulations

CIRA Center for Information on Research with Animals

CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered

Species of Wild Flora and Fauna



D
DHHS Department of Health and Human Services

DOI Department of the Interior

DVM/VMD Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or Veterinary Medical Doctor

E
EPA Environmental Protection Agency

ESA Endangered Species Act

F
FASEB Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology

FBR Foundation for Biomedical Research

FDA Food and Drug Administration

FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency

FOIA Freedom of Information Act

FR Federal Register

G
GLP Good Laboratory Practices

GPO Government Printing Office

H
HEPA High-Efficiency Particulate Air-Filter

HREA Health Research Extension Act, Public Law 99-158

HVAC Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

I
IACUC Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

IATA International Air Transport Association

IBC Institutional Biosafety Committee

ICLAS International Council for Laboratory Animal Science

IFA Freund’s Incomplete Adjuvant

iiFAR Incurably Ill for Animal Research

ILAR Institute for Laboratory Animal Research

IO Institutional Official

IOM Institute of Medicine

IRAC Interagency Research Animal Committee

L
LAMA Laboratory Animal Management Association

LAT Laboratory Animal Technician

LATg Laboratory Animal Technologist

LD Lethal dose

LD50 Lethal dose 50%

M
mAb Monoclonal Antibody

MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging

N
NABR National Association for Biomedical Research

NAL National Agricultural Library

NARRC National Advisory Research Resources Council

NAS National Academy of Sciences

NIH National Institutes of Health

NIOSH National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health

NRC National Research Council

NSF National Science Foundation

O
OHSP Occupational Health and Safety Program

OLAW Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, NIH

OMB Office of Management and Budget

OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OSTP Office of Science and Technology Policy

P
PHS Public Health Service

PRIM&R Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research

R
RSC Radiation Safety Committee

S
SCAW Scientists Center for Animal Welfare

U
USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture

USFWS U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of Interior

V
VA Department of Veterans Affairs

W
WHO World Health Organization



WVA World Veterinary Association

A. The IACUC



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