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Webinar: (2020-07) Quality Management Systems: Tools to Consider in an Animal Care and Use Program

This webinar will cover concepts, tools, and processes commonly used in a Quality Assurance (QA) or Quality Control (QC) program that can be adapted with a similarly beneficial effect in a high-quality Animal Care and Use Program (ACUP).

IACUC administrators will learn the language and tools used by QA/QC professionals in developing a Quality Management System to assess ACUP operations and discuss what it would mean to establish meaningful and sustainable programmatic change. Strategies to link IACUC and QA/QC programs will be discussed that can leverage QA/QC knowledge to create a high-quality ACUP.

Participants will bring their own questions, experiences, and scenarios for practical discussion regarding the application of these tools. Tools and guidance, which may include those provided by federal agencies, will be shared, and discussion will be encouraged of how these resources could be implemented within an ACUP. (Presented on July 16, 2020)


  • Introduction to the Quality Management System (QMS)
  • Core Principles of QMS
  • Metrics that Matter (to your IACUC/ACUP)
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Data Integrity

What will I learn?

Following this webinar, attendees will be able to:
  • Understand the benefits and principles of a Quality Management System
  • Recognize the Life Cycle of projects within a QMS to improve performance
  • Understand the principles of managing a QMS based on metrics that matter and problem identification and resolution through CAPA

Who should attend?

This webinar is ideal for mid- to senior-level IACUC administrators and program leaders from small to large academic, institutions, private institutions, or industry.

Continuing Education

Webinar participants holding the Certified Professional in IACUC Administration (CPIA®) credential may apply 1.25 continuing education credits towards CPIA recertification. Learn More.

Access Interval
Access to purchased content will be available for 90 days after the date of purchase. After 90 days, access to the content will be removed, but users will retain access to any certificates of attendance earned. Content purchased prior to January 1, 2021 will remain available indefinitely. After access has expired, users can purchase an additional 90 days of access.

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