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No Noncompliant Items identified by USDA Inspection of Animal Research Program
March 8, 2022

On March 8, 2022 an unannounced routine full-facility inspection was performed by a veterinary medical officer from The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). No non-compliant items were identified during the inspection of Princeton University's animal care program.

Princeton’s animal care program contributes significantly to…

Non-compliance incident reported
Oct. 26, 2021

On October 21, 2021, Princeton University provided a report of non-compliance to the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare of the National Institutes of Health concerning a mouse found dead by a Laboratory Animal Resources (LAR) veterinary staff member. The previous day, the mouse had presented with clinical concerns and was provided food and…

USDA Inspection of Animal Research Program Yields No Citations
Sept. 17, 2021

On September 9, 2021 an unannounced routine full-facility inspection was performed by a veterinary medical officer from The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). No non-compliant items were identified during the inspection of Princeton University's animal care program.

Princeton’s animal care program contributes significantly to…

eRIA-IBC IS NOW LIVE!
Aug. 31, 2021

Research, Integrity and Assurance (RIA) is pleased to announce the launch of the new online registration management system for the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). eRIA-IBC was implemented in support of the research community conducting experiments using biological materials. This is the third module in the eRIA suite joining the…

Non-compliance incident reported
July 23, 2021

Princeton University issued a report of non-compliance on July 1, 2021 to the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare of the National Institutes of Health concerning a mouse involved in a research protocol. The mouse was found dead in its cage after post-surgical complications. In response, the University required laboratory staff to be retrained…

RIA is on Target for July 2021 Launch of eRIA-IBC to the Research Community
April 12, 2021

Research Integrity & Assurance (RIA) is on target for a July 2021 launch of eRIA-IBC (Institutional Biosafety Committee) to the research community, joining the IACUC (Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee) & IRB (Institutional Review Board) in the electronic age. 

Virtual USDA Inspection of Animal Research Program Yields No Citations
Sept. 2, 2020

Today's inspection (performed virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions) by a veterinary medical officer from The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) found no non-compliant items during their inspection of Princeton University's animal care program.

Princeton’s animal care program contributes significantly to…

New Online Protocol Management System - eRIA-IACUC – IS NOW LIVE!
Aug. 19, 2020

We are pleased to announce the successful launch of eRIA-IACUC in support of the Animal Research community! 

As a reminder, here is some useful information to help during the transition:

All approved protocols have been entered into the system on behalf of Principle Investigators, who must approve and submit them into the new…
Sheera Gaskin Receives Regulatory Compliance Award
Aug. 13, 2020

Congratulations to Sheera Gaskin on receiving the Dr. Robert A. Roosa Regulatory Compliance Award from DVB AALAS.  This award is presented annually to an individual in recognition of their efforts and achievements in the field of laboratory animal science. These individuals have made tremendous impacts on animal welfare, IACUC, and…

‘We Roar’: Laura Conour maintains care for Princeton’s research animals
May 1, 2020

Even as about 90% of Princeton’s research labs are shuttered, care for research animals continues uninterrupted under the direction of Laura Conour, the University’s attending veterinarian and the director of Lab Animal Resources.

Her 26 team members, including veterinarians,…