Meeting the Information Requirements of the Animal Welfare Act, March 2021

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The Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC) teaches a one day workshop ONLINE.

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The Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC) teaches a one day workshop ONLINE at the National Agricultural Library (NAL) in Beltsville, Maryland for individuals who are responsible for providing information to meet the requirements of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA).   

About the Workshop

The regulations of the AWA require that investigators provide Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUCs) 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;
  • A comprehensive introduction to NAL, AWIC and other organizations;
  • Instruction on the use of existing information databases/networks; and
  • On-line database searching experience.

This workshop is targeted for principal investigators, members of IACUCs, information providers, administrators of animal use programs, and veterinarians.

This class is free of charge. Space is limited to 20 people. Deadline for registration is one month prior to class date.

Workshops will be ONLINE.

In the event a workshop session is canceled by AWIC, registrants will be notified as soon as possible.

You may also: Print the workshop registration form and submit by mail or fax (PDF 112|KB).

Mailing Address:

Animal Welfare Information Center

National Agricultural Library

10301 Baltimore Avenue, Room 118

Beltsville, MD 20705

Phone: 301-504-6212

Fax: 301-504-5181

Please note: You will receive confirmation of your registration request. If your confirmation is not received within 2 weeks, please contact AWIC.

OMB control number 0518-0033

According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control number. The valid OMB control number for this information collection is 0518-0033. The time required to complete this information collection is estimated to average 15 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed and completing and reviewing the collection of information.

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