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Meeting the Requirements of the Animal Welfare Act

The Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC) online workshop provides the flexibility of self-paced learning to help Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) members, researchers, veterinarians, information providers, and institutional officials fully understand and meet the information requirements of the Animal Welfare Act and Regulations.

This online version of the workshop provides an interactive environment where participants can learn about conducting literature searches, the history of animal welfare law and the specific responsibilities of researchers and IACUCs.

Combining the expertise of the AWIC staff and the flexibility of self-paced learning, the online workshop meets the needs of researchers, librarians and IACUC members nationwide.

What You'll Cover

  • A historical overview of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), and regulations
  • What is meant by the Information requirements of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA).
  • 3Rs Alternatives of Reduction, Refinement, and Replacement
  • Databases and resources available to access scientific literature
  • A systematic approach to accessing information and creating effective literature search strategies.
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D'Anna Jensen

D’Anna has a B.S. degree in Biology with minors in Wildlife Biology and Animal Science from the University of Maryland. She is a certified Lab Animal Technologist with the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science. She has extensive experience with dairy, swine, and equine on the farm, as well as biomedical research models from mice and rats, to dogs, cats, swine, sheep, goats, horses, and even ducks.

Kristina Adams

Kristina began working at AWIC in 2003. She received a B.S. degree in Zoology from Miami University in 1995 and worked as a large mammal keeper at the Baltimore Zoo (now the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore) for 4 years. After leaving the zoo, Kristina pursued a graduate degree in Animal and Avian Sciences from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Sandra Ball

Sandra came to AWIC in 2002 and has worked as a Director of Administration, web manager for a company that develops software for formulating models in the field of optimization; marketing assistant; program assistant; assistant to CEO and general counsel part-time; admin for a veterinary clinic as well as equestrian instructor. Sandra has a B.S. degree in Business Administration and is now an Information Technology Specialist with the Animal Welfare Information Center.

Tim Allen

Tim received a graduate degree in Poultry Endocrinology from the University of Maryland and began working at AWIC in 1992. Prior to arriving at AWIC, he was a pharmacologist with Nova Pharmaceuticals, Eastman Pharmaceuticals, and Sterling Drug.

*Our colleague and friend, Tim Allen, passed away on November 13, 2016. Tim’s knowledge, grace, and good humor were key ingredients to many AWIC products and services over the years, especially the training program.

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