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Current news stories, press releases and publications associated with SARS-CoV-2 in animals are linked on this page, and will remain updated throughout the pandemic.

Veterinary clinical trials are research studies that investigate the safety and effectiveness of new approaches to care for diseases that occur in both human and companion animals.    These studies are prospective in nature with the goal of discovering new and better ways to diagnose, treat, or prevent diseases that affect both pets and their owners.

COHA Serious Adverse Event (SAE) Reporting Template

This template for serious adverse event reporting in veterinary clinical trials was developed by the COHA Clinical Studies Subcommittee

Readability of consent forms in veterinary clinical research

This article investigates the readability of consent forms currently used for clinical trial enrollment in a wide variety of studies across several institutions.  The fundamental conclusions are the following: Veterinary clinical study consent forms evaluated in the present study were not optimized for client comprehension based on readability scores assigned via 3 common methods.

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COHA Serious Adverse Event (SAE) Reporting Template

This template for serious adverse event reporting in veterinary clinical trials was developed by the COHA Clinical Studies Subcommittee

One Health Advocacy

The COHA Advocacy Committee has developed resources to help members and organizations advocate for One Health.  This information will be kept updated to provide current information and recommendations to use in support of One Health legislation.

Readability of consent forms in veterinary clinical research

This article investigates the readability of consent forms currently used for clinical trial enrollment in a wide variety of studies across several institutions.  The fundamental conclusions are the following: Veterinary clinical study consent forms evaluated in the present study were not optimized for client comprehension based on readability scores assigned via 3 common methods.

SMART IACUC Network

The SMART IACUC Network is under development through an award from the e National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (“NCATS”) of the National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) to support IACUC and/or Hospital Board reliance in facilitation of multisite veterinary clinical studies. It allows participating institutions to cede study review and approval (“Relying Institution”) to another Participating Institution (“Reviewing Institution”).

SNOMED CT Starter Guide

A concise starter guide from snomed.org.  If you are a beginner to SNOMED and standardized terminologies, this is an excellent guide.