Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health
111 Market Place, Suite 840
Baltimore, MD 21202 6709
Tel: 410 223 1612
Fax: 410 223 1603
Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR)
818 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: 202-457 0654
Fax: 202-457 0659
The FBR was established in 1981 to improve the quality of human and animal health by promoting public understanding and support of the ethical use of animals in scientific and medical research. FBR produces a wide variety of educational resources to help the general public understand why animals are so important in the search for new and better ways to treat the diseases that afflict both people and animals.
IACUC.ORG is an information resource developed by AALAS for members and staff of institutional animal care and use committees. It is a link archive where online resources are organized by menus and submenus, which serve as organizing tools enabling users to quickly point to a topic of interest, such as example protocol forms or disaster plans used by other institutions.
Institute for Laboratory Animal Resources (ILAR)
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20418
Tel: 202 334 2590
Fax: 202 334 1687
Web: http://dels.nas.edu/ilar/ A component of the National Academy of Sciences, ILAR is responsible for authoritative reports on subjects of importance to the animal care and use community, and for serving as a clearinghouse for information about animal resources. Its mission is to develop and make available scientific and technical information on laboratory animals and other biological research resources to the scientific community, the federal government, and the public.
NETVET Veterinary Resources
NETVET is a comprehensive website that categorizes and organizes veteri-nary medical and animal-related information on the Internet in a relevant, user friendly format. Much of the information is relevant to IACUCs.
Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)
National Institutes of Health
RKL1, MSC 7982
6705 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892-7982
Web: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/olaw.htm OLAW is responsible for the administration and implementation of the Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. Located at the National Institutes of Health, OLAW administers an educational program for PHS supported institutions and investigators, negotiates Animal Welfare Assurances, and evaluates compliance with the PHSPolicy.
Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R)
132 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
PRIM&R is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the medical and legal professions, industry and the public about the ethical, legal, and policy dimensions of appropriate and ethical research. Through PRIM&R conferences a broad range of issues regarding research, clinical practice, ethics, and the law are addressed, including the operation of Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees.
Web: http://www.scaw.com/ The SCAW is a non profit educational association of individuals and institu-tions whose mission is to promote humane care, use, and management of animals involved in research, testing or education in laboratory, agricultural, wildlife or other settings. It offers an ongoing forum for the exchange and evaluation of scientific information about the care, treatment, well being and ethical use of animals.
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal Care (AC)
4700 River Road, Unit 84
Riverdale, Maryland 20737 1234
Web: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/ac/ The Animal Care (AC) component of the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is responsible for the enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). The AWA sets minimum standards of care and treat-ment for most warm-blooded animals used in research. Three regional offices employ field veterinary medical officers (VMOs) who regularly conduct unannounced inspections of research facilities for compliance with the USDA animal welfare regulations.
University of California Center for Animal Alternatives (UCCAA)
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616 8684
Tel: 530-752 1800
Web: http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/Animal_Alternatives/main.htm The UCCAA collects, disseminates, and facilitates access to information concerning animal alternatives, serving primarily the scientists and staff on the nine University of California campuses. The purpose is to improve the well-being and quality of life of research animals, but also to optimize their contribution to education and research.
Web: http://www.researchtraining.org ResearchTraining.org is a Website developed by the Medical Research Service in the VA Office of Research and Development. Its purpose is to help VA and non-VA institutions meet research training mandates. The site includes free web-based courses and exams for research staff and IACUC members, and an IACUC Administrator’s site where administrators can review the records of staff members who pass exams.