Please see the below announcement from our colleagues at the NIH requesting your feedback on the draft report and proposed recommendations from the 21st Century Cures Act, Section 2034(d) workgroup. The report includes recommendations aimed at alleviating administrative burden on investigators who use animal subjects in their research activities. As a member of the regulated community, we encourage you to submit comments if you feel so inclined.
Request for Information: Input on Draft Report from Working Group on Reducing Administrative Burden to Researchers for Animal Care and Use in Research
NIH is seeking your input on the draft report and proposed recommendations by the 21st Century Cures Act, Section 2034(d), Working Group on Reducing Administrative Burden to Researchers for Animal Care and Use in Research. The request is a coordinated effort of the Director of NIH, in collaboration with the Secretary of Agriculture and the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, to reduce administrative burden on investigators while maintaining the integrity and credibility of research findings and protection of research animals.
To find the draft report and learn more about the information requested, see NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-19-028 and Federal Register Notice 2018-26557.
To ensure consideration, responses must be submitted by February 5, 2019 at the National Institutes of Health web page.