Workshop Reports/Summaries

Although some Division-sponsored activities like workshops do not result in consensus reports, discussions at workshops and other events are often published in workshop summaries, websites, newsletters, and other formats to preserve and make publicly accessible the information or discussions from the event.

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Design, Implementation, Monitoring, and Sharing of Performance Standards for Laboratory Animal Use: Summary of a Workshop (2015)

This workshop examined critical issues pertaining to the concept of performance standards for laboratory animal use. The workshop brought together those who create and use the standards with those who regulate them, while speakers addressed the challenges of defining, developing, implementing, assessing and validating performance standards. In interactive sessions, participants discussed what should be considered in creating a performanc... More >>

Reproducibility Issues in Research with Animals and Animal Models: Workshop in Brief (2015)

Scientific progress is achieved by robust experiments that generate reliable and reproducible results to be used with confidence by the research community. Recent publications have drawn attention to an apparent and concerning prevalence in the number of peer-reviewed studies that cannot be reproduced, particularly those containing data from experiments using animals and animal models. At this workshop, organized by the ILAR Roundtable... More >>

Trust and Confidence at the Interfaces of the Life Sciences and Society: Does the Public Trust Science? A Workshop Summary (2015)

Does the public trust science? Scientists? Scientific organizations? What roles do trust and the lack of trust play in public debates about how science can be used to address such societal concerns as childhood vaccination, cancer screening, and a warming planet? What could happen if social trust in science or scientists faded? These types of questions led the Roundtable on Public Interfaces of the Life Sciences of the National Academies o... More >>

Modeling the Health Risks of Climate Change: Workshop Summary (2015)

Climate change poses risks to human health through shifting weather patterns, increases in the frequency and intensity of heat waves and other extreme weather events, rising sea levels, and ocean acidification, among other environmental effects. Robust models that project the future health risks of climate change are needed to inform adaptation efforts, reduce adverse health effects, and to help to inform national and international discussion... More >>

Public Engagement on Genetically Modified Organisms: When Science and Citizens Connect: A Workshop Summary (2015)

In a world where science is interpreted through a variety of lenses--including cultural values and political dispositions--how can scientists engage with members of the public to empower decision-making and participation in public policy? The development and application of genetically modified plants and animals, also known as GMOs, has been the subject of multifaceted societal debate by some stakeholders, including scientists. This repor... More >>