Ashley Cogswell

Clarifying the Reporting Requirements

It’s Important to stay aware The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) released its “Request for Information (RFI) on Clarifying the Reporting Requirements for Departures from the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals” (NOT-OD-21-161) in July of this year. The response deadline just passed as of November …

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How does Health Check Work?

In our last blog post, we detailed the importance of conducting regular Health Checks. This week, we will take a look at the different ways that a Health Check can be done, as well as other factors that should be considered when evaluating your processes.   What is a Health Check? To recap: Health Check is a …

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Why Use Cost Accounting?

Cost Accounting offers a wholistic look of recurring and onetime costs to help you establish per diem rates across species, cage types, and locations. TOPAZ offers both a Cost Accounting Module within Elements for ongoing reporting as well as a separate Cost Accounting Consultation Service. Either option helps you to establish baseline costs for your …

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TOPAZ 2019 – Year in Review

2019 Was Kinda Nuts… The perpetually novel landscape of biomedical research is well suited to the dynamic environment of software development. The kinetic energy of both disciplines proves a challenging and rewarding space. In 2019, there were significant breakthroughs in the treatment of prostate cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, sickle cell anemia, and even the cantankerous kindergarten …

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The Central Role of Census Data

TOPAZ Elements has numerous modules (13 at last count!) that can be used effectively in a variety of combinations. It is true to say, however, that the Census module (along with the Protocols module) represents a sort of “hub of the wheel.”  The Census module allows you to create and manage the animals that are …

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