Organizations

Institute for Laboratory Animal Research Logo Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR)

National Academy of Sciences. Institute for Laboratory Animal Research.

Develops and makes available scientific and technical information on laboratory animals and other biological research resources through reports, books and a journal.


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

A private, non-profit organization that promotes laboratory animal welfare and administers an accreditation program for institutions that meet or exceed standards in the care of animals used in research, teaching or testing.


International Veterinary Information Service (IVIS)

Provides free access to online information (electronic books, proceedings, calendar of events) for veterinarians, veterinary students and animal health professionals worldwide.


Logo for the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare

DHHS. National Institutes of Health.

Provides guidance and interpretation of the Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals to ensure the humane care and use of animals in PHS-supported research, testing, and training.


American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS)

Dedicated to the humane care and treatment of laboratory animals and quality research. Organizes an annual national meeting, conducts the Technician Certification Program, publishes peer-reviewed journals and newsletters, and serves as an information resource for people who work in laboratory animal science.


International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS)

An international scientific organization that promotes the humane care and use of laboratory animals.


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

The goals of ANZCCART are to promote the responsible use of animals in research and teaching and encourage informed discussion within the community.


Laboratory Animal Welfare Training Exchange (LAWTE)

A membership site for trainers, training coordinators, and IACUC administrators. Includes meeting proceedings and listserve. Hosted by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS).


American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)

This is an organization for board certified veterinary medical specialists who are experts in the humane, proper and safe care and use of laboratory animals.


Laboratory Animal Science Association (LASA)

A United Kingdom-based group whose goal is to advance knowledge of the care and welfare of laboratory animals and to promote refinement of scientific procedures.


American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

The AVMA represents veterinarians who work in all aspects of the veterinary field, including private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services.


Scandinavian Society for Laboratory Animal Science (Scand-LAS)

A laboratory animal science society with members from mainly from the Nordic and the Baltic countries.


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

A private, non-profit organization that promotes laboratory animal welfare and administers an accreditation program for institutions that meet or exceed standards in the care of animals used in research, teaching or testing.


Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW)

Scientific and technical animal welfare organization working to improve the welfare of animals kept as pets, in zoos, laboratories, and on farms and of wild animals with which we interact. UFAW funds research, holds symposia, and produces publications on animal welfare.


Association of Primate Veterinarians (APV)

Members are veterinarians working with nonhuman primates in zoos and research settings as well as breeders. The Publications page of the web site contains a link to the Primate Formulary (Excel Worksheet|175 KB), compiled by D. Rick Lee and C.J. Doane, in Microsoft Excel format.


New Jersey Association for Biomedical Research (NJABR)

A resource center for students, teachers, government professionals, the media, the public, and New Jersey's research community.


Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations (FELASA)

FELASA represents the common interests of its member European laboratory animal associations.


Animal Behavior Management Alliance (ABMA)

The ABMA is an organization of animal professionals interested in enhancing animal care through training and enrichment.


Brazilian Association for Laboratory Animal Science (COBEA)

Content presented in Portuguese, including the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.


Scientists Center for Animal Welfare (SCAW)

SCAW is a source of information for the research community, the media, and the general public on the humane care, use and management of animals in research, teaching and education.


International Veterinary Information Service (IVIS)

Provides free access to online information (electronic books, proceedings, calendar of events) for veterinarians, veterinary students and animal health professionals related to farm animals. Book chapters can be printed on a desktop printer for easy reading.