REGULATORY AND BIOSECURITY
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Owner/Developer: Charles River Laboratories (CRL)
United States of America
01 September 2018
United States of America
The New Guide and the European Framework: a Good Combination for a Successful Animal Care and Use Programme
Speaker: Javier Guillen, AAALAC International, Spain
Animal care and use programmes, at a minimum, have to comply with applicable legislation. Engineering standards, which may not reflect recent scientific knowledge or address the diversity of research environments, play an important role in regulations.
Therefore, an approach based on professional judgement that combines legal compliance with the use of performance standards constitutes the best tool to implement a comprehensive and efficient programme.
ETS 123 and Directive 2010/63/EU respectively lay down recommendations and rules on several programme areas. While some areas such as care and accommodation standards and ethical evaluation and oversight are well addressed, standards on veterinary care programmes, husbandry practices, facilities and occupational health and safety practices are very scarce. Furthermore, there are differences in the way Directive 2010/63/EU has been transposed across member states.
Laboratory animal professionals have to follow other guidance documents to implement and harmonize effective practices. One example is the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (Guide) (NRC 2011) that includes performance-based recommendations for all programme areas. The Guide may be used as a perfect complement to the European framework, especially for those programme areas not well addressed in it.
Several examples of how a performance-based approach can help the implementation of an effective animal care and use program will be discussed.
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Students, Researchers, Regulators and policy-makers, Teachers and educators, Technicians, Scientific officers / Project managers, Professionals (e.g. veterinarians)
Academia, Industry, Governmental bodies, Contract Research Organizations (CROs), Consulting, SMEs
Continuing Professional Development
Taking care of animals
Full coverage (a dedicated course)
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Directive 2010/63/EU or equivalent
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