Brown University’s Animal Research Protection Program 2019
M.S. in Animals and Public Policy Externship Experience (MAPP)
Brown University’s Animal Research Protection Program 2019 (Click link to see presentation)
Aleksandra (Ola) Marczak
I spent my summer in Providence, RI working in Brown University’s Office of Research Integrity, where I primarily assisted the Animal Research Protection Program (ARPP), an administrative support team for Brown’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). I expanded my knowledge as well as understanding of the different facets of animal research and its regulatory bodies. I assisted with committee proceedings, participated in animal facility inspections and drafted policies. During the MAPP program I learned about the history of animal research and how regulations have helped shape the current animal research industry. While at my externship at Brown I immersed myself into the different components of animal research and contributed to the creation of a more formalized and robust post approval monitoring program. With the support of my mentors at Brown, I learned how to apply these new principles and skills into a career path focused on animal welfare in the research industry.