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Laboratory Animal Sciences Program (LASP)

General Overview
right arrow Provides animal care and support at the NCI-Frederick and NCI-Bethesda campuses
right arrow Investigators, other than NCI-Frederick scientific staff, wishing to utilize LASP services must make a formal request to the Yellow Task Request System
right arrow Ensures that investigators' needs for health animals appropriate to their research requirements are met
right arrow Ensures that all animals are housed, handled, and care for in a humane manner in a controlled environment
right arrow Provides scientific support to investigators conducting animal-based research
right arrow Provides support to the Animal Care and Use Committee and its activities

Contact Information
right arrow LASP-Frederick Contacts
right arrow LASP-Bethesda Contacts

Accessing LASP Services
The services of LASP laboratories and facilities may be accessed using the "Yellow Task Request System" and Accessions System. These web-based systems enable investigators to request services and obtain cost and time estimates for each project. NCI approval is an integral function of these processes, which ensures that adequate funding and other resources are available to perform the work.

LASP Animal Facility and ASP Online Access System
This online system provides investigators with an overview of active Animal Study Proposals (ASPs) including the following details: the ASP number, title, facility location, species, number of animals authorized for use, approval date, and expiration date in both Frederick and Bethesda. For the NCI-Frederick the online system also provides investigators with the total number of animals used, % usage, and PDF versions of their ASPs and Modifications. The online system also provides investigators with current animal inventory data in NCI-Frederick animal facilities. The goal is to promote communication between the facility and the investigative staff to ensure that records are properly maintained and to provide an online resource for investigators to make colony management decisions.

Facility Data Management Homepage
FACILITY is a data management system created by Locus Technology, Inc. that is currently being utilized by the Laboratory Animal Sciences Program to automate the management of animal inventory, billing, technical charges, animal study proposals, and training records for all NCI-Frederick and Bethesda animal facility locations. The Facility Database is a service that is offered free of charge to Investigators for colony management. Please contact LASP if you are interested in learning more about the Facility Database.

LASP Online Forms
The LASP Onine Forms page provides a comprehensive list all online forms that are used in the various Frederick and Bethesda LASP support areas.

Training Opportunities
right arrow NCI-Frederick: The New Employee Orientation Training Course provides an overview of animals in biomedical research with an emphasis on animal welfare concerns as well as animal health evaluation and reporting. In addition to this online training course ... Spanish, French, and Chinese versions are also available. Please contact Raja Sriperumbudur (sriperumbudurr@mail.ncifcrf.gov) for additional information.
right arrow NCI-Frederick ACUC NCI-Frederick Animal Care and Use Introductory Training Course
right arrow NCI-Frederick ACUC NCI-Frederick Animal Care and Use Refresher Training Course

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