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Research Ethics

Laboratory Animal Care and Use

bullet Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) -- This NIH site provides guidance, news flashes, policies and laws, and useful links. It includes training modules in care and use of animals in research and materials on how to prepare protocols for research with animals.

bullet Training Materials - OFFICE OF LABORATORY ANIMAL WELFARE – Links to a CD developed by a subcommittee of the NIH Animal Research Advisory Committee to assist in the development of proper surgical skills when working with nonhuman primates. The site is directed at NIH intramural scientists but is available to others.

bullet NIH Office of Animal Care and Use Regulations and Standards – Site has regulatory documents, standards, links to resources and to information about appropriate laboratory animal housing and procedures.

bullet Vertebrate Animals in Research -- NIAID Funding Questions and Answers – This site sponsored by the Allergy and Infectious Diseases Institute, NIH addresses practical questions about proposing research with vertebrate animals

bullet Model Organisms for Biomedical Research - NIH - This site provides information on initiatives, guidelines, publications, meetings, and major resources on both mammalian and non-mammalian research models.

bullet Institute of Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR) - An organization that makes available scientific and technical information on laboratory animals and other biological research resources for the animal care and use community. Site contains current projects, publications, and links to scientific and technical information. It links to the ILAR journal, a quarterly peer-reviewed publication with articles geared toward investigators in biomedical and related research, institutional officials for research, veterinarians, and members of animal care and use committees.

bullet ILAR Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals -- 1996 National Research Council report that promotes humane care of animals used in biomedical and behavioral research and teaching.

bullet Guidelines for the Care and Use of Mammals in Neuroscience and Behavioral Research -- A 2003 report from the National Research Council.

bullet Association For Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) - a voluntary accreditation organization that works with institutions and researchers to ensure the highest standards of animal care and use. The site provides a web directory of online resources that includes links to fact sheets, international regulations and guidelines, advocacy sites, news links and veterinary care organizations.

bullet Animal Welfare Information Center - Provides information for improved animal care and use in research, teaching, and testing. Web site includes databases, workshops, related links, online publications, and a newsletter.

bullet Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (2002) – This site includes policy and regulations as well as responsibilities of institutions and of government for enforcement and monitoring.

bullet IACUC.ORG -- Information resource of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science developed for Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees.

bullet The ethics of research involving animals – A 2005 report published by Nuffield Council on Bioethics that addresses the debate about ethics of animal research.

bullet Animal Welfare: A Bibliographic Guide – A Yale University site with links to resources on alternatives to use of animals in research and animal care and welfare resources and policies.

bullet The Moral Status of Animals - A University of San Diego website with links to other pages dealing with "animals in research" ethics.

bullet Guidelines for Ethical Conduct in the Care and Use of Animals- Seveloped by the American Psychological Association Committee on Animal Research and Ethics (CARE).

bullet The Principles of Humane Experimental Technique- A book by W.M.S. Russell and R.L. Burch, originally published in 1959, introduces the concepts of the three R's: replacement, reduction and refinement.

bullet Ethics and Alternatives- Ethical issues in the use of animals in research at the University of Minnesota.

bullet Alternatives to the Use of Live Vertebrates in Biomedical Research and Testing -- A bibliography of alternatives to the use of live vertebrates in biomedical research and testing, compiled by the National Library of Medicine.

bullet University of California Center for Animal Alternatives -- Resources, information and links.

bullet Online Ethics Center: The Ethics Of Using Animals in Research - An online module designed to stimulate discussion about the ethical issues that scientists face when doing research with animals.

bullet Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) -- The national Canadian organization responsible for setting and maintaining standards for the care and use of animals in research, teaching and testing throughout Canada.

bullet Centre for Applied Ethics, University of British Columbia - Starting points for animal welfare and the ethics of animal use.

bullet Alternatives to Animal Testing on the Web - Site provides news, information, discussion, and resources on alternatives to animal testing. Site is being developed by the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing at Johns Hopkins University in collaboration with the Altweb Project Team.

bullet Taking Animals Seriously – This 1996 book by David DeGrazia offers a discussion of whether equal consideration should be extended to animals' interests. It examines the issues of animal minds and animal well-being  and argues that animals have moral status.


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Last updated: 05/18/11