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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How to Avoid Remediation Costs

Animal Care and Use Programs are typically an expensive but necessary part of any organization’s research program.  Between animals, personnel, infrastructure and equipment, organizations have a great deal already invested. That is why it is critical that Programs run smoothly and remediation costs are avoided as much as possible. What are Remediation Costs? Remediation costs …

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Institutional Responsibilities – Grant to Protocol Congruency

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) on the Clarification of Institutional Responsibilities Regarding Grant to Protocol Congruency (NOT-OD-20-153). This clarification is being provided in part due to the 21st Century Cures Act (21CCA). As a reminder, the Cures Act is a law that was enacted in 2016 authorizing …

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