Avoiding Research Misconduct
The release of "The Lab: Avoiding Research Misconduct" is now available for viewing on the DHHS Office of Research Integrity web site: http://ori.hhs.gov/TheLab. The video simulation allows users to assume the role of a graduate student, post-doc, research administrator, or PI and make decisions that affect the integrity of research.
Revisions to NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules
NIH Guidelines has been revised: Amendments to Section III-E-3 and Appendix C-VII, which were published in the Federal Register and became effective on January 19, 2011 (76 FR 3150), serve to exempt from the NIH Guidelines the breeding of almost all transgenic rodents that can be housed at BL1, with the exception of rodents that contain a transgene encoding more than 50 percent of an exogenous eukaryotic virus and transgenic rodents in which the transgene is under the control of a gamma retroviral promoter.
Revised IACUC Forms
Always use the most current IACUC forms when submitting a new protocol or protocol amendment. At present, we are working on separating the instructions for completion, and the protocol questions into separate documents, which should make the Animal Use Protocol (AUP) form less cumbersome. For the correct forms, check the following URL: http://www.jmu.edu/sponsprog/allforms.html#IACUCform.