Office of Regulatory  Research Compliance 

Howard University
HU Research Bldg 1
1840 7th Street, NW
Suite 309
Washington, D.C. 20001

Phone: (202) 865-8597
Fax:     (202) 232-5286

ORRC is located directly across  from the Howard University        Shaw Metro on 7th Seventh St.(Georgia Ave) on the third floor       of  the Howard University    Research Building-1.


                                                     TRAINING & EDUCATION

On-line Animal Care and Use Training Program

Effective March 1, 2013, the LATA will no longer be the required training for animal research. The CITI courses, “Animal Care and Use,” will replace the LATA as the required training for persons involved in the conduct of research that uses non-human vertebrate animals. Registration for the CITI Animal Care and Use courses can be located at http://www.citiprogram.org. New users should select Howard University Medical Center as the participating institution.  

LINKS & RESOURCES

USDA Policy Manual: addresses frequently asked questions regarding compliance to federal USDA animal welfare regulations.

USDA National Agricultural Library (NAL): All researchers are required to be knowledgeable about this library.

Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC): a repository of information on animal welfare information resources. As such, AWIC provides vital information resources for those using animals in research, testing and teaching. Federal regulations for animal welfare can also be found on the AWIC website.

Essentials for Animal Research: A Primer for Research Personnel, a primer for animal research staff

Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR): operates under the auspices of the National Academy of Sciences. ILAR prepares authoritative documents for the animal research community.

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA): University laboratory animal facilities and University personnel must comply with these regulations. A District of Columbia controlled substance license must be acquired before one can apply for a DEA federal license. Contact the District of Columbia Consumer and Regulatory Affairs Bureau of Food, Drug and Radiation Protection at (202) 535-2076 for licensing information.

NetVet Veterinary Resources and its indexed site the Electronic Zoo is one of the best sites on the web for information on anything and everything you want to know about animals, animal care and research.

Access blood collection procedures for a variety of research species via the University of Minnesota Guidelines for Collection of Blood from Experimental Animals.

Federal Regulations and Standards governing animal care and use at university research facilities can be accessed through the National Institutes of Health Office of Animal Care and Use (OACU) which provides links to the:

   United States Department of Agriculture Animal Welfare Act

   The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

   The PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

   The Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC)

   The Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) 
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