2nd Edition 2002 arena/olaw institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Guidebook

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Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing

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

Email: caat@jhsph.edu

Web: http://caat.jhsph.edu/

Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR)

818 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Suite 303

Washington, DC 20006

Tel: 202-457 0654

Fax: 202-457 0659

Email: info@fbresearch.org

Web: http://www.fbresearch.org/

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.


Web: http://www.iacuc.org/

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

Email: ILAR@nas.edu

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

Web: http://netvet.wustl.edu/vet.htm

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

Tel: 301-496-7163

Fax: 301-402-2803

Email: olaw@od.nih.gov

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 PHS Policy.

Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R)

132 Boylston Street

Fourth Floor

Boston, MA 02116

Tel: 617-423-4112

Fax: 617-423-1185

Email: PRMR@aol.com

Web: http://www.primr.org/

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.

Scientists Center for Animal Welfare (SCAW)

7833 Walker Drive, Suite 410

Greenbelt, MD 20770

Tel: 301-345 3500

Fax: 301-345 3503

Email: info@scaw.com

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

Tel: 301-734-7833

Fax: 301-734-4978

Email: ace@aphis.usda.gov

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

Fax: 530-754-8606

Email: animalalternatives@ucdavis.edu

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.

Appendix B

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Appendix C: Mandatory IACUC Issues Identified During

AAALAC International Site Visits

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