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AALAS-American Association for Laboratory Animal Science

“The American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS), a 501(c)3 nonprofit membership association, is the premier forum for the exchange of information and expertise in the care and use of laboratory animals”.

AAALAC-Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care

“AAALAC International is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through voluntary accreditation and assessment programs”.

ACLAM-American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine 

“Diplomates of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine are certified specialists in the field of laboratory animal medicine, a recognized specialty within the veterinary medical profession. They provide medical care and management to a wide variety of animal species used in medical, veterinary medical, and biological research and testing”.

LAMA-Laboratory Animal Management Association 

“The Laboratory Animal Management Association advances the laboratory animal management profession through education, knowledge exchange and professional development”.

IACUC-Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees

“The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is a self-regulating entity that, according to U.S. federal law, must be established by institutions that use laboratory animals for research or instructional purposes to oversee and evaluate all aspects of the institution’s animal care and use program”.

Links below are supplied by the ASLAP and futher information can be found at:

Medical and Scientific Organizations

ACLAD – American Committee on Laboratory Animal Diseases

AG – Association for Gnotobiotics

AMA – American Medical Association

ASR – Academy of Surgical research

AVMA – American Veterinary Medical Association

MGI – Mouse Genome Informatics (Jackson Laboratory)

National Academy of Science

SCAW – Scientist Center for Animal Welfare

UFAW – Universities Federation for Animal Welfare

Educational Organizations

AMP – Americans for Medical Progress

CSBR – California Society for Biomedical Research

FBR – Foundation for Biomedical Research

IIFAR – Incurably Ill for Animal Research

LAWTE – Laboratory Animal Welfare Training Exchange

MISMR – Michigan Society for Medical Research

MSMR – Massachusetts Society for Medical Research

NABR – National Association for Biomedical Research

OSERA – Ohio Scientific Education and Research Association

PSBR – Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research

TSBR – Texas Society for Biomedical Research

Government Organizations

AWIC – Animal Welfare Information Center

CDC – Centers for Disease Control

NLM – National Library of Medicine

OLAW – Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare

USDA APHIS AC – United States Department of Agriculture Animal Plant Inspection Service Animal Care

International Organizations

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

CALAM – The Canadian Association of Laboratory Animal Medicine

CALAS – Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science

CCAC – Canadian Council on Animal Care

FELASA – Federation of Laboratory Animal Science Associations

ICLAS – International Council for Laboratory Animal Science

LASA – Laboratory Animal Science Assoc.

NORINA Database – Norwegian Reference Centre for Laboratory Animal Science and Alternatives

Scand-LAS Scandinavian Society for Laboratory Animal Science


Altweb – Alternatives to Animal Testing on the Web

CAAT – John Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing

EURL ECVAM – European Union Reference Laboratory for alternatives to animal testing

ICCVAM – Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods

NCA – Netherlands Centre Alternatives to Animal Use

NC3RS – National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (United Kingdom)

UCCAA – University of California Center for Animal Alternatives


Animal Welfare Act and Regulations

European Convention for the Protection of Vertebrate Animals Used for Experimental and Other Scientific Purposes


AVMA Panel on Euthanasia

CDC’s Biosafety pages, including Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, 4th edition

Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

Guidelines for the Capture, Handling and Care of Mammals (American Society of Mammalogists)

Laboratory Animals

Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

Guidebooks and Compendia

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Guidebook (2nd edition 2002)

Final Report on Environment Enhancement to Promote the Psychological Well-being of Nonhuman Primates: U. S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Monoclonal Antibody Production: A Report of the Committee on Methods of Producing Monoclonal Antibodies Institute of Laboratory Animal Research National Research Council

Occupational Health and Safety in the Care and Use of Research Animals