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Finding aid to the NIH Office of Extramural Research animal research records, 1965-2011

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Summary Information
Title: NIH Office of Extramural Research animal research records
Creator: National Institutes of Health (U.S.). Office of the Director. Office of Extramural Research. Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare
Dates: 1965-2011
Extent: 20.5 linear feet, (18 boxes)
Abstract:
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION. Materials cover the earliest discussions about the use of animals in NIH-supported research. Dr. Louis Sibal, Director in the Office of Laboratory Animal Research, was in charge of the office from 1965-2000. Donor Margaret Snyder succeeded him.

Call number: HMD MS ACC 2009-052
Language: Collection materials primarily in English
Location: Materials stored offsite. Retrievals made last Friday of the month. Contact reesj@nlm.nih.gov for scheduling.

Access Restrictions:

Unprocessed collection. Access is restricted. See Reference Librarian for information regarding access.

Copyright and Re-use Information

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Provenance:

Gift, Margaret Snyder, 7/14/2009, Accession 2009-052.

Transfer, Axel Wolff Deputy Director OLAW, 4/24/2018, Accession #2018-007.


Collection Scope and Content Note

Materials cover the earliest discussions about the use of animals in NIH-supported research. Dr. Louis Sibal, Director in the Office of Laboratory Animal Research, was in charge of the office from 1965-2000. Donor Margaret Snyder succeeded him.

Policy development and historical background files, noncompliance investigational records for some important abuse cases against UNC-Chapel Hill, University of Wisconsin and others brought to light in part by surreptitious PETA infiltrations. The Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) provides guidance and interpretation of the Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (Policy), supports educational programs, and monitors compliance with the Policy by Assured institutions and PHS funding components to ensure the humane care and use of animals in PHS-supported research, testing, and training.