We are sensitive to the significant impact that the coronavirus outbreak is having on many programs, and want you to know that we are allowing flexibility in site visit scheduling for the remainder of 2020.
If you are scheduled for a Summer or Fall 2020 site visit and need to postpone the visit due to coronavirus impacts on your program, you can submit a request to the Executive Office (email@example.com). Please include your six digit unit number in the request.
If you choose to submit a request for postponement, we ask that you coordinate at the institutional level and submit only one request.
If you would like to discuss options for site visit scheduling, please contact Dr. Gary Borkowski, firstname.lastname@example.org, Global Director, or the Senior Director for your region (Southeast Asia – Dr. Montip Gettayacamin, email@example.com; Europe, Latin America, Africa and Middle East – Dr. Javier Guillen, firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you would like to request an extension for the due date for submission of Program Descriptions, please contact Dr. Borkowski.
For the foreseeable future we ask that all correspondence (including Program Descriptions) be sent electronically to the office. If your document is too large to email, just contact us and we will provide an alternative online delivery method such as DropBox.
New applications are welcome and are processed at the time they are received at the AAALAC International Executive Office. You will receive correspondence acknowledging receipt of your application and Program Description. The scheduling of the initial site visit may be delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and you are welcome to contact the AAALAC Office for questions. Please send your questions to email@example.com. (See FAQs for COVID-19 for additional details.)
AAALAC Site Visits During COVID-19 (.mp4 video file)
AAALAC Site Visits During COVID-19 (PowerPoint - READ ONLY)*
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AAALAC International office staff will be teleworking. While our offices are physically closed, AAALAC remains open for business and we are available to assist you as always. Your emails and phone calls will be answered as per usual—you can reach us at +1.301.696.9626 or by email…
World Health Organization
Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)
U.S. Army Animal Care and Use Review Office (ACURO)
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - VA Animal Research Program
Interactive global overview of how animals are helping in Covid-19 research (maintained by the European Animal Research Association, EARA)
Questions About the Importance of Transparency During COVID-19 (from Americans for Medical Progress)
It’s OK … NOT TO BE OKAY … Let’s Talk COVID-19 (from the Institute of Animal Technology)
COVID-19 Pandemic Response Resources and FAQs for Animal Care and Use Programs - April 8, 2020 (NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare)
Breeding and colony management following COVID - NC3Rs
The Many Model Systems of COVID-19 (The Scientist, posted 11/4/20)
We are continuing to monitor the coronavirus situation and will provide updates as appropriate.