It is an institution’s responsibility to ensure that the research described in a grant application is congruent with any corresponding protocols approved by the institutional animal care and use committee (IACUC). IACUC administrators and other institution staff are tasked with ensuring approved animal research protocols are in agreement with the grants that sponsor them. During this basic-level webinar, presenters will discuss considerations for congruency reviews from the perspectives of the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare and an IACUC protocol analyst. Using scenarios and case studies from the field, the following topics were discussed:
- Background on National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation and Department of Defense requirements for grant and protocol congruency: what is required and why? How can we use the federal requirements to guide congruency reviews?
- The recent simplification of the Vertebrate Animals Section (VAS) of NIH grant applications, cooperative agreements, and contract proposals, which goes into effect for all applications submitted after January 25, 2016
- The IACUC administrator’s role in congruency reviews
- The relationship between the IACUC and the sponsored projects office, and how these relationships may differ by institution
- Best practices for communicating with investigators to amend protocols when they do not match grants
- When congruence is achieved, who gets notified, and how?
- The presence or absence of Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) and their effect on congruency reviews
- How funding sources affect congruency reviews
What will I learn?
After attending this webinar, attendees were able to:
- Understand, articulate, and enforce the requirements and process for achieving grant and protocol congruence, including recent changes to the VAS of NIH grant applications
- Identify the roles, relationships, and responsibilities of the IACUC, the sponsored projects office, and investigators in facilitating congruence, and communicate effectively with all parties
Who should attend?
This basic-level webinar is relevant to IACUC administrators and other institution staff who conduct grant and protocol congruency reviews, and principal Investigators who conduct federally funded and privately funded research.
Webinar participants holding the Certified Professional in IACUC Administration (CPIA®) credential may apply 1.5 continuing education credits towards CPIA recertification. Learn More »
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