Past Event

Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Sharing of Performance Standards

April 20, 2015 - April 21, 2015

Location: Keck Center of the National Academies
500 Fifth St. NW Washington DC 20001

"Performance standard is a standard or guideline that, while describing a desired outcome, provides flexibility in achieving this outcome by granting discretion to those responsible for managing the animal care and use program, the researcher and the IACUC. The performance approach requires professional input, sound judgment, and a team approach to achieve specific goals" (Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, 2011, p. 6).

This free, public workshop will provide a neutral forum for the discussion of established performance standards particularly targeting any standards that may require revision or alteration to conform with today's experimental environment. Speakers from around the world will explore this issue to encourage improvement and innovation. Audience participation portions of the workshop will be incorporated to facilitate deeper understanding of this issue.

The workshop will be webcast. An individually-authored summary of the presentations and discussions at the workshop will subsequently be prepared.

Workshop Summaries Resulting from this Event

Design, Implementation, Monitoring, and Sharing of Performance Standards for Laboratory Animal Use: Summary of a Workshop (2015)

This workshop examined critical issues pertaining to the concept of performance standards for laboratory animal use. The workshop brought together those who create and use the standards with those who regulate them, while speakers addressed the challenges of defining, developing, implementing, assessing and validating performance standards. In interactive sessions, participants discussed what should be considered in creating a performanc... More >>