The Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW), a branch of the National Institutes of Health Office of Extramural Research:
For more information about OLAW, please visit the OLAW website.
Post the OLAW Assurance as PDF letter when received
Public Health Service Information
No activity involving live vertebrate animals may be conducted or supported by PHS until the institution conducting the activity has provided a written Assurance acceptable to PHS, setting forth compliance with this Policy. Assurances shall be submitted to the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW), Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health.
The Assurance shall be signed by the Institutional Official. All Assurances submitted to the PHS in accordance with this Policy will be evaluated by OLAW to determine the adequacy of the institution's proposed program for the care and use of animals in PHS-conducted or supported activities.
On the basis of this evaluation OLAW may approve or disapprove the Assurance, or negotiate an approvable Assurance with the institution. Approval of an Assurance will be for a specified period of time (no longer than five years) after which time the institution must submit a new Assurance to OLAW.
OLAW may limit the period during which any particular approved Assurance shall remain effective or otherwise condition, restrict, or withdraw approval. Without an applicable PHS-approved Assurance no PHS-conducted or supported activity involving animals at the institution will be permitted to continue.
The Public Health Service (PHS) assurance number for the Saginaw Valley State University is #Axx27-0x [post when received].