FASEB Submits Comments to OLAW Regarding IACUC ExemptionsBy: Naomi Charalambakis
Monday, July 17, 2023
On July 17, FASEB submitted comments to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) in response to their Request for Information (RFI) on Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) exemptions. FASEB's comments support the proposed exemptions and emphasize the importance of allowing IACUCs to exercise their discretion in making animal welfare decisions that best suit local needs. These flexibilities are essential in minimizing institutional administrative burdens while maximizing optimal animal care.