FASEB Comments on AAALAC Strategic Plan
Created by host on 11/07/2013

By Anne Deschamps

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) submitted comments to the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) yesterday on its updated strategic plan. In the letter, FASEB commended AAALAC for assessing its priorities and organizational direction in response to a changing environment.

FASEB recommended that AAALAC incorporate additional goals or objectives that seek to reduce regulatory burden and increase transparency of the accreditation process in order to better inform the public.  In addition, FASEB encouraged AAALAC to reevaluate the ranking of priority scores given to objectives and strategies. Inclusion of a timeframe for implementing the objectives and strategies was also recommended.