FASEB Responds to Request for Information on Reducing Regulatory Burden in Animal Research

June 13, 2018

On June 11, FASEB submitted comments in response to a Request for Information (RFI) from the National Institutes of Health, United States Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration seeking input on reducing regulatory burden with respect to animal research. The RFI was in response to the 21st Century Cures Act requirement that these agencies “complete a review of applicable regulations and policies for the care and use of laboratory animals and make revisions, as appropriate, to reduce administrative burden on investigators while maintaining the integrity and credibility of research findings and protection of research animals.”

FASEB advocated for a comprehensive approach that would eliminate duplicative, outdated, and unnecessary regulatory requirements. Many of FASEB’s recommendations were derived from Reforming Animal Research Regulations: Workshop Recommendations to Reduce Regulatory Burden, a 2017 report from FASEB, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Council on Governmental Relations, and the National Association for Biomedical Research.

Categories: Animals in Research and Education; Regulatory Burden and Research Administration;