E-Z Connections

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: http://www.aslap.org/links

Medical and Scientific Organizations

ACLAD – American Committee on Laboratory Animal Diseases http://www.aclad.org/

AMA – American Medical Association http://www.ama-assn.org/

ASR – Academy of Surgical research http://www.surgicalresearch.org/

AVMA – American Veterinary Medical Association http://www.avma.org/

MGI – Mouse Genome Informatics (Jackson Laboratory) http://www.informatics.jax.org/

NAS – National Academy of Science http://www.nas.edu/

SCAW – Scientist Center for Animal Welfare http://www.scaw.com/

UFAW – Universities Federation for Animal Welfare http://www.ufaw.org.uk/

Educational Organizations

AMP – Americans for Medical Progress http://www.ampef.org/

CSBR – California Society for Biomedical Research http://www.ca-biomed.org/

FBR – Foundation for Biomedical Research http://www.fbresearch.org/

IIFAR – Incurably Ill for Animal Research http://www.iifar.org/

LAWTE – Laboratory Animal Welfare Training Exchange http://www.lawte.org/

MISMR – Michigan Society for Medical Research http://www.mismr.org/

MSMR – Massachusetts Society for Medical Research http://www.msmr.org/

NABR – National Association for Biomedical Research http://www.nabr.org/

OSERA – Ohio Scientific Education and Research Association http://www.osera.org/

PSBR – Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research http://www.psbr.org/

TSBR – Texas Society for Biomedical Research http://www.tsbr.org/

Government Organizations

AWIC – Animal Welfare Information Center http://www.nal.usda.gov/awic/

CDC – Centers for Disease Control http://www.cdc.gov/

NLM – National Library of Medicine http://www.nlm.nih.gov/

OLAW – Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare http://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/

USDA APHIS AC – United States Department of Agriculture Animal Plant Inspection Service Animal Care http://www.aphis.usda.gov/ac/

International Organizations

ANZCCART – Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching http://www.adelaide.edu.au/ANZCCART/

CALAM – The Canadian Association of Laboratory Animal Medicine http://www.calam-acmal.org/

CALAS – Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science http://www.calas-acsal.org/

CCAC – Canadian Council on Animal Care http://www.ccac.ca

FELASA – Federation of Laboratory Animal Science Associations http://www.felasa.eu/

ICLAS – International Council for Laboratory Animal Science http://www.iclas.org/

LASA – Laboratory Animal Science Assoc. http://www.lasa.co.uk/

NORINA Database – Norwegian Reference Centre for Laboratory Animal Science and Alternatives http://oslovet.veths.no/NORINA/

Scand-LAS Scandinavian Society for Laboratory Animal Science http://www.scandlas.org/


Altweb – Alternatives to Animal Testing on the Web http://altweb.jhsph.edu/

CAAT – John Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing http://caat.jhsph.edu/

EURL ECVAM – European Union Reference Laboratory for alternatives to animal testing http://ihcp.jrc.ec.europa.eu/our_labs/eurl-ecvam

ICCVAM – Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods http://iccvam.niehs.nih.gov/

NTP – National Toxicology Program http://www.ntp.niehs.nih.gov

NC3RS – National Center fof the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (United Kingdom) http://www.nc3rs.org.uk/


Animal Welfare Act and Regulations  http://awic.nal.usda.gov/government-and-professional-resources/federal-laws/animal-welfare-act

European Convention for the Protection of Vertebrate Animals Used for Experimental and Other Scientific Purposes http://conventions.coe.int/treaty/en/treaties/html/123.htm


AVMA Panel onEuthanasia http://www.avma.org/KB/Policies/Documents/euthanasia.pdf

CDC’s Biosafety pages, including Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, 4th edition http://www.cdc.gov/od/ohs/biosfty/biosfty.htm

Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=5140

Guidelines for the Capture, Handling and Care of Mammals (American Society of Mammalogists) www.mammalsociety.org/committees/commanimalcareuse/98acucguidelines.pdf

Laboratory Animals http://www.lal.org.uk/

Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals   http://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/references/phspol.htm

Guidebooks and Compendia

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Guidebook (2nd edition 2002)http://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/guidebook.pdf

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 http://www.nih.gov/grants/policy/antibodies.pdf

Occupational Health and Safety in the Care and Use of Research Animalshttp://www.nap.edu/books/0309052998/html/index.html