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AVMA Research Dogs and Cats Adoption – Considerations for developing a research institutional adoption program

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ALTBIB Bibliography on Alternatives to Animal Testing

Alternatives Search: Demonstrating Compliance University of California at Davis

ALTWEB Alternatives to Animal Testing - Refinement, Reduction and Replacement

Animal Use Alternative Thesaurus National Agricultural Library, USDA

Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) Johns Hopkins University, School of Public Health

Information Resources for Adjuvants and Antibody Production: Comparisons and Alternative Technologies 1990-1997 Animal Welfare Information Center, USDA  

Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM)

NICEATM and ICCVAM Test Method Evaluations

Norwegian Reference Centre for Laboratory Animal Science and Alternatives (Norecopa)

TSAR Tracking System for Alternative Test Methods Review, Validation and Approval, European Commission

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AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access), USDA

PUBMED National Library of Medicine

TOXNET National Library of Medicine

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Animal Ethics Infolink Australia

Guidelines for Ethical Conduct in the Care and Use of Nonhuman Animals in Research APA

Information Resources for Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees 1985-1999: Ethics USDA

NASA Principles for the Ethical Care and Use of Animals NASA

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Australia

On Being a Scientist: Responsible Conduct in Research 1995, NAP

The Principles of Humane Experimental Technique W.M.S. Russell and R.L. Burch, 1959, Johns Hopkins University, School of Public Health

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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) USDA

Animal Care APHIS, USDA 

Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC), National Agricultural Library, USDA

Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Office of Animal Care and Use (OACU), NIH  

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Laws, Regulations & Policies

Animal Care Policy Manual (PDF - 156 KB), APHIS, USDA [Currently unavailable]

Animal Welfare Act

Animal Welfare Regulations (9CFR Chapter 1)

Compliance with the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

Health Research Extension Act of 1985, Public Law 99-158 "Animals in Research"

NASA Principles for the Ethical Care and Use of Animals NASA

NIH Revitalization Act of 1993, Public Law 103-43, "Plan for Use of Animals in Research" (PDF - 22 KB)

OSHA Standards on Bloodborne Pathogens and Needlestick Prevention

OSHA Standards on Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories

Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, 2015 (PDF - 2.95 MB)

Public Law 103-43, Plan for Use of Animals in Research, 1993 (PDF - 22 KB)

U.S. Government Principles for the Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used in Testing, Research, and Training 

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Academy of Surgical Research (ASR)

American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS)

American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)

American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH)

American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners (ASLAP)

American Society of Mammalogists (ASM)

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

Americans for Medical Progress (AMP)

Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC International)

Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching (ANZCCART)

Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science (CALAS)

Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC)

Federation of Animal Science Societies  (FASS)

Foundation for Biomedical Research  (FBR)

IACUC Administrators Association (IAA)

Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR), National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences

Laboratory Animal Management Association (LAMA)

National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs)

Ornithological Council (OC)

Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R)

Scientists Center for Animal Welfare (SCAW)

States United for Biomedical Research (SUBR)

Understanding Animal Research

Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW)  

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Publications & Reports


Animal Facilities




Journals and Books

Occupational Health and Safety

OLAW Site Visits

Pain and Distress

Research Related

Species Specific

Veterinary Care

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Animals in Research NIH

Comparison of Federal Requirements and Policies (PDF - 57 KB)

Disaster Planning and Response Resources OLAW

Disaster Response NIH


International Veterinary Information Service IVIS

NETVET Veterinary Resources Washington University

Enrichment and Social Housing OLAW

Primate Enrichment Forum

Primate Info Net

Primate Portal

Statistical Calculations Resource

Timeline of Laws Related to Animal Subjects NIH

Zebrafish International Resource Center ZIRC

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Training & Education

AALAS Learning Library

Assessing the Health and Welfare of Laboratory Animals AHWLA, Newcastle University

Certificate in Laboratory Animal Medicine University of Guelph

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative CITI

The Experimental Fish University of Prince Edward Island

Research Using Vertebrate Animals NIH

Laboratory Animal Anaesthesia for Minor Procedures NC3Rs

Laboratory Animal Training Association LATA

Laboratory Animal Welfare Training Exchange LAWTE

PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals Tutorial OLAW

Training in Survival Rodent Surgery (Part I  | Part II ) IVIS


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