Compliance Unit Standard Procedure (CUSP) Project

Wednesday, March 21
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Union E

Under the auspices of the Federal Demonstration Partnership, the CUSP Project offers an option to address administrative burden at the institutional level. The goal of the project is to create an online repository where institutions can share standard substances and procedures used in animal care protocols with the broader animal welfare compliance community. During this session, speakers and attendees will:

Aubrey Schoenleben, PhD, CPIA

Scientific Reviewer, Office of Animal Welfare
University of Washington


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Sally Thompson-Iritani, DVM, PhD, CPIA

Director, Office of Animal Welfare
University of WashingtonAssociate Director, Washington National Primate Research Center

Sally Thompson-Iritani, DVM, PhD, CPIA, is the director of the Office of Animal Welfare (OAW) at the University of Washington (UW), and Associate Director for the Washington National Primate Research Center (WaNPRC). Current projects in OAW include novel ways to decrease regulatory burden while supporting welfare and compliance and Compassion Fatigue (CF) support. OAW has undergone several transitions to increase its alignment and move forward with technology and customer service while maintaining regulatory compliance. The office recently completed an overhaul and conversion to a fully integrated electronic database system for IACUC management. As OAW converted to the on-line database UW developed a library of standard procedures and pursued an opportunity to make these nationally available by partnering with the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) via a program now referred to as CUSP (Compliance Unit Standard Procedures). In addition, in her new role as AD of the primate center she is involved in the oversight of the daily care and support of the animals, research, and animal caregivers that work at the center. Special areas of interest in the WaNPRC are behavior management and the utilization of positive reinforcement training when working with research animals. Dr. Thompson-Iritani is a member of the 2018 IACUC Conference Planning Committee.


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