Animal Welfare Assurance – Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)

Federally Mandated Reporting/Disclosure Form

Program Title & Description

Animal Welfare Assurance – Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)

Who is Responsible for Reporting?

Primary Contact
Frank Einhellig, Provost
CARR 209
Secondary Contact(s)
Rachel McGinnis, Director of Research Administration
CARR 405

Where is Report Physically Located?

CARR 405

What Should be Reported?

  • Applicability of Assurance
  • Institutional Commitment
  • Institutional Program for Animal Care & Use
  • Institutional Program Evaluation & Accreditation
  • Recordkeeping & Reporting Requirements
  • Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee Membership
  • Facility & Species Inventory
  • Institutional Endorsement

When Should it be Reported?

At OLAW’s specified period of time (no longer than 5 years)

Next expiration date: December 31, 2023

Where is it to be Reported?

Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare/NIH
Division of Assurances
6705 Rockledge Drive
RKL1, Suite 360, MSC 7982
Bethesda, MD 20892-7982 (for express mail, use ZIP 20817)

Why Should it be Reported?

To comply with the PHS policies on the humane care and use of laboratory animals and to sustain eligibility to receive PHS funding

How is it Reported?

By mail, using sample assurance guidance from OLAW’s website

If Notification is Required, How is it Reported?