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AAALAC Visit and Accreditation

Description: Prepare for AALAC site visit for Summer 2010. This preparation will help FDA to maintain the “Gold Standard” of accreditation.

Accomplishment: AAALAC conducted the triennial site visit July 13 – 15. No mandatory items were reported and the AAALAC site visitors commended NCTR for excellence in the following areas of the Animal Care and Use program.

  • Documentation Practices
  • Occupational Health & Safety Program
  • Zebrafish Facility
  • Facility husbandry and management
  • Animal and Veterinary Care staffs
  • Research and support staff training
VS received official notification from the AAALAC on 11/22/2010 that accreditation will continue for the next three years.

Milestone DescriptionMilestone DateMilestone StatusMilestone Completion Date

1. Draft program description for review by professional division personnel, engineering, and RCRM


Completed 3/12/2010

2. Complete program description


Completed 3/26/2010

3. Review protocol files for completeness


Completed 4/30/2010

4. Prepare and paint facilities


Completed 4/30/2010

Key Projects Legend

Milestone StatusDefinition
Not Yet StartedWork for specific milestone has not yet been started.
CompletedMilestone and/or overall project is completed.
On TrackMilestone - On track for completion by milestone deadline. Quarter status - Project is on track for completion based on overall milestone status.
On HoldMilestone - On hold, but deadline for completion has not passed. Quarter status - Project is on hold, based on overall milestone status.
DelayedMilestone - Delayed as it has not been completed and deadline has passed. Quarter status - Project is delayed based on overall milestone status.



Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care


Office of Regulatory Compliance and Risk Management

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