Interagency Collaborative Animal Research Education

Knowledge Source Identification
Knowledge source name Interagency Collaborative Animal Research Education
Abbreviated name ICARE
Owner/Developer Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research
Abbreviated owner PRM&R
Country United States of America
Languages English
Contact email
Description Initiated in 2013, the multiphase Interagency Collaborative Animal Research Education (ICARE) Project includes the National Institutes of Health Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (NIH OLAW), the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The goal of the project is to enhance the functioning of institutional animal care and use committees (IACUCs) by reducing noncompliance and self-imposed regulatory burden and enabling them to focus on animal welfare. This goal will be accomplished through the incorporation of active learning techniques into IACUC training curricula. The federal agencies of the ICARE Project funded an award administered by NSF in which PRIM&R will partner with the federal agencies in phase one of the ICARE Project, the ICARE Train-the-Trainers Institutes.
Knowledge Source Category
Category Education/Training
Sub categories Training
Knowledge Dissemination and Sharing
Dissemination channel Face-to-face, Website
Targeted audience (specified/objective analysis) Scientists, Educators
Users access Open access, User registration
Knowledge Characterization
3Rs relevance Refinement
Purpose Education and training, Documentation and information
Technology/Tools Animal testing (in vivo)