Tag Archives: Animals in Research

FASEB announces new database of research organism providers

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) launched a new tool to help biomedical and life science investigators identify US suppliers of research organisms ranging from algae to mice, fruit flies, and maize. The Database of US Providers of Research Organisms aids researchers searching for stock centers, living collections, and commercial providers, all… Read More »

Reporting of environmental factors in animal facilities needs improvement, FASEB says

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) encouraged increased communications about environmental factors potentially affecting animal research in its response to a Request for Information (RFI) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP). The RFI sought input from the community on the significance of environmental conditions (e.g.,… Read More »

NIH hosts workshop on nonhuman primate research

On September 7, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) hosted a workshop to explore the state of research using nonhuman primates (NHPs) and to review existing ethical oversight of NHP research. The workshop was organized in response to a congressional request asking NIH to “conduct a review of its ethical policies and processes with respect… Read More »

NABR president announces retirement

Frankie Trull, president of the National Association for Biomedical Research (NABR), has announced her retirement. Serving since the organization’s inception 37 years ago, Ms. Trull led NABR through numerous victories for the animal research community. She led the research community’s advocacy for the passage the 1991 Animal Enterprise Protection Act and the 2006 Animal Enterprise Terrorism… Read More »

FASEB supports proposed updates to NIH stem cell guidelines

In August, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) sought input on proposed changes to its Guidelines for Human Stem Cell Research that would permit certain human-animal chimera research. NIH also sought feedback on a proposed steering committee to provide programmatic input and ensure compliance with NIH guidelines and policies on human-animal chimera research. Initially issued… Read More »

New resources highlight critical role of nonhuman primates in medical research

A new white paper stresses the essential role that non-human primates (NHPs) play in advancing human health.  “The Critical Role of Nonhuman Primates in Medical Research,” is the result of efforts led by the Foundation for Biomedical Research with collaboration from eight other scientific organizations, including the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)… Read More »

FASEB Provides Input on NIH Office of Research Infrastructure Programs Strategic Planning

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) last week submitted comments to a request for information (RFI) from the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP) related to their 2016-2020 strategic planning. FASEB encouraged ORIP to continue centralized support for the numerous animal repositories and resource centers. ORIP provides research… Read More »