Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The future of U.S. research chimps

Today is the day for federal research chimps. The Council of Councils Working Group will present their recommendations for the National Institute's of Health implementation of the IOM principles and criteria on the use of chimpanzees in NIH-funded research. (See my blog post from last year, NIH sets up working group...) The presentation will take place from 2:00-4:00 p.m. EST at the regular Council of Councils meeting. The meeting is open to the public and can be attended in person or viewed via webcast: http://videocast.nih.gov/summary.asp?live=11883

I will try to attend the meeting, and intend to blog about the recommendations. If you watch the proceedings and want to make a point, please email me at chimptrainersdaughter@gmail.com, or add your comments to this post.

Keep in mind that the recommendations by the working group are pre-decisional and will be issued for public comment (60-day period) after which time the NIH Director will make a final decision on how NIH moves forward.

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