NABR Draft Response to VA-Funded ILAR Committee; Comment before Dec. 6!

As NABR has previously reported, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has contracted a study by the Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR) entitled, “Assessment of the Care and Use of Dogs in Research Funded by or Conducted at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.” According to the mission statement, this study will, “review the care and use of dogs in research funded by or conducted at the VA. The study will evaluate whether dogs are, or will continue to be, necessary for any type of research directly related to the mission of the VA.” NABR has drafted a response to the current make-up of this committee. 

NABR is filing a response due to concerns about the current make-up of the committee for this study. However, the current committee is provisional and the biomedical research community is asked to provide feedback on the current selections (scroll down to comment). You can view NABR's draft response to the provisional committee here: NABR urges researchers and animal care professionals, especially those with canine model experience, to provide their feedback on committee selections to ILAR no later than December 6.

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