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Adoption of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals: Eighth Edition

The NIH adopted the 8th Edition of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (Guide) Link to Non-U.S. Government Site - Click for Disclaimer effective January 1, 2012. In OLAW's judgment, the 8th Edition of the Guide empowers continued advancement in the humane care and use of vertebrate animals in research, research training, and biological testing.

Position Statements

  • Position Statements: OLAW Responds to Concerns
    • These Position Statements describe how OLAW expects Assured institutions to implement the 8th Edition of the Guide. OLAW clarified the Position Statements in May 2012 in response to comments from the public about their understanding of the Position Statements.

  • Public Comments on Position Statements
    • View the comments submitted by individuals and organizations from December 1, 2011 to February 3, 2012 on their understanding of the Position Statements.

Background

  • NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts Notices
    • NOT-OD-12-112: Clarification of Position Statements on Implementation of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals: Eighth Edition
    • NOT-OD-12-042: Extension of Comment Period on the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare Position Statements 
    • NOT-OD-12-020: Adoption and Implementation of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals: Eighth Edition  
    • NOT-OD-11-082: Consideration of Public Comments on Proposed Adoption and Implementation of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals: Eighth Edition
    • NOT-OD-11-066: Additional Extension of Comment Period on Proposed Adoption and Implementation of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals: Eighth Edition and Removal of Character Limit for Comments
    • NOT-OD-11-056: Extended Comment Period on Proposed Adoption and Implementation of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals: Eighth Edition
    • NOT-OD-11-042: Public Comment Period Open on Proposed Adoption and Implementation of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals: Eighth Edition
    • NOT-OD-10-102: Update of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals


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