Effective Date: February 09, 2022
Expiration Date: February 09, 2027
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Animal. Any live or dead vertebrate or higher order cephalopod that is being used or intended for use in research, teaching, testing, or experimentation or hardware development. Wildlife research and agricultural animals used in biomedical research are included.
Attending Veterinarian (AV). A veterinarian who has training or experience in laboratory animal science and medicine, or in the care of the species being used, and has authority to ensure adequate veterinary care is provided and to oversee the adequacy of other aspects of the animal care and use program. An Attending Veterinarian is a voting member on each IACUC. The Flight AV is the AV responsible for all activities involving animals in spaceflight and is a voting member of the Flight IACUC.
Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO). A veterinarian appointed by the CHMO to oversee and coordinate veterinary and animal care and use activities and ensure animal health and welfare on an Agency-wide basis. The CVO also serves as Chairperson of the APRB.
Duty Veterinarian. A veterinarian appointed by the Flight Attending Veterinarian to serve as the veterinarian responsible for animal care and use issues associated with a flight mission in progress.
Flight IACUC. The NASA IACUC responsible for spaceflight and aircraft research.
Ground IACUC. A NASA or NASA contracted IACUC responsible for ground and aircraft research.
International Partner. A non-U.S. entity (government, non-government, academic, commercial, etc) with whom NASA collaborates as per NPD 1050.7.
Payload Developer. A person, assigned by the program manager, to assist the PI in developing flight specific hardware and operation of the research onboard NASA’s space vehicle.
Principal Investigator (PI). An investigator who has overall responsibility for all aspects of a NASA-supported animal activity and has received authorized funding (either Government or institutional, as applicable) to conduct such activities.
Program Manager. The person designated by NASA Headquarters to manage each program in which NASA has a research or payload interest.
Office of Research Assurance. OCHMO office responsible for coordinating and centralizing responsibilities, education, compliance, policy development, and oversight for protection of all research involving human or animal subjects.
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