Animals in the Research Process
This deep ocean blue poster displays an array of islands shown as a stylized treasure map with a cartoon-like female veterinarian canoeing between them as directed by a dotted line. This poster consists of six multi colored islands with each labeled and referring to one of the steps in the research process that involves animals. Each title has one to three bulleted support phrases. Starting in the upper left hand side of the poster is the first island which is yellow and has a “Begin Here” arrow next to it and labeled “Education and Training” with a dock where cargo crates are named “Cancer”, “Diabetes” and “Heart Disease”. The next island is green with mountain peaks and is labeled “Animal Study Protocol Development”. There is a solid stone bridge connecting the second and third islands labeled “Scientific Merit Review”. The third island is labeled “Animal Care and Use Committee”. This tan island has palm trees and a lagoon with arrows to indicate the circulation between the duties of the committee that may need additional reviews to achieve a usable proposal. In the center is the largest island which is orange and labeled “Experimental Process”. There is a frog, mouse, rabbit, pig and sheep gathered next to a pond containing zebra fish. There is also a monkey swinging on vines above them all. On the dotted line going to the next island is the veterinarian canoeing toward a red colored island labeled “Publish Results”. On it is a map of the “Process” on a parchment scroll. The last island located in the bottom right side of the poster is purple and labeled “Turning Discovery into Health”. There is a large “X” with the words “End Here”. On the island is a doctor shaking a bed ridden patient’s hand. The subtitle is, “NIH Animal Care and Use Committee, 301-496-5424.” The OACU and the NIH logos are also shown. In the far bottom right hand corner is a Quick Recovery Code that when scanned by a mobile device will access the OACU webpage.