Council of Councils Working Group on the Use of Chimpanzees in NIH-Supported Research - Meeting

August 1, 2012


Lincoln Park Zoo - Chicago, Illinois

Meeting Agenda
Time Details
8:00 a.m. Meet in the Lobby of the Hotel Lincoln and Walk to the Zoo
8:30 a.m. Welcome, Introductions, and Plan for the Day (Co-chairs, NIH)
8:40 a.m. Conflict of Interest, Confidentiality Agreement, Housekeeping and Roll Call (NIH, Hill Group)
8:45 a.m. Tour of the Lincoln Park Zoo Facilities (Dr. Ross)
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Approval of May and July 2012 Minutes (Co-chairs)
10:40 a.m. Report of Sub-Group Activities, Next Steps (Co-chairs)
  • Process Review (members: Ms. Charo, Drs. Barrett (not present) and Povinelli)
    • Points to Consider: Current NIH Review Procedures (NIH)
    • Decision Tree Model (Ms. Charo)
  • Implementation (members: Ms. Charo, Drs. Turner and Ross)
    • One vs. Several Metrics/Standards for Biomedical and Behavioral Research (Co-chairs; Sub-group members)
    • Decision Tree Model (Ms. Charo)
Noon Break
12:15 p.m. Working Lunch, Sub-Group Reports Continued
  • Colony Management (members: Drs. Hahn, Ross, Povinelli, Turner)
    • Size and Placement: National Chimpanzee Resource Plan (TBD)
    • Ethologically Appropriate: Comments from Facility Visits (Dr. Turner)
    • Preliminary Characteristics of Ethologically Appropriate (Sub-group)
2:00 p.m. Planning for Next Field Trips (all)
2:15 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. Final Review of Awarded Projects (co-chairs)
  • Recusal Procedures (NIH)
  • Confirm Final Recommendations (all)
  • Review Deferrals (all)
  • Review Recommendations (Lloyd)
3:45 p.m. Working Group Report Outline (co-chairs)
  • Discussion of Outline
  • Assignments
  • Identify Interviews and Resources Needed
  • Timeline and Due Dates
4:30 p.m. Planning for the September 5th Council of Councils Meeting (co-chairs)
  • Assemble List of Interim Recommendations
5:00 p.m. Adjourn

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