Lecture and Discussion on March 12, 2014 @ 10 a.m.

February 28, 2014

Kathleen Gregory, Science & Engineering Librarian from the University of Denver
Searching the Literature for Alternatives: A Librarian's Perspective on the 3R's
The session will take approximately 50 minutes with 30 minutes for questions to follow.

Engineering Center (ECCR- Classroom Wing), room 135

Who should attend?

  • This session will be valuable for anyone who writes (or will write) IACUC protocols. This includes principal investigators, laboratory managers, post-docs, and graduate students. If not all personnel in the lab who write (or will write) IACUC protocols can attend, it is recommended that at least one representative from each lab who will write protocols attends this meeting.
  • This session will also be valuable for IACUC members who review protocols.


Why should you attend?

  1. This dynamic presentation will include practical information on how to do a thorough literature search and document the search in the protocol. This is a valuable resource for you.
  2. The documentation for alternatives is required in all IACUC protocols and thus is an essential part of writing a protocol
  3. The search for alternatives is required in accordance with the U.S. Government Principles for the Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used in Testing, Research, and Training, Animal Welfare Regulations, and guidance from the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)


What will be presented?

  • Documentation  to include in the protocol for searches
  • Common databases used for alternative searches
  • Search strategies and tips
  • Red flags for evaluating the literature search                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
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