NIH Office of Animal Laboratory Welfare - Comprehensive website contains News Flashes and Archives, Policies and Laws Guidance,
General Information, List of Institutions holding Animal Welfare Assurances, list
of useful Links.
USDA Animal Welfare Home Page - Animal Welfare's Mission is to provide leadership in establishing acceptable standards
of humane animal care and treatment and to monitor and achieve compliance with the
Animal Welfare Act through inspections, education, and cooperative efforts.
Animal Welfare Information Center - Division of the USDA National Agricultural Library, providing information for improved
animal care and use in research, teaching, and testing.
Institute for Laboratory Animal Research - The Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR) prepares authoritative reports
on subjects of importance to the animal care and use community serves as a clearinghouse
for information about animal resources develops and makes available scientific and
technical information on laboratory animals and other biological research resources
to the scientific community, institutional animal care and use committees (IACUCs),
the federal government, science educators and students, and the public.
Scientists Center for Animal Welfare - SCAW's ongoing activities include providing information about, for example, regulations
and guidelines, ethical issues, performance standards, protocol review, facility design,
the relationship between people and animals in a research setting, and alternative
research methods. SCAW organizes and conducts conferences and seminars that explore
scientific and ethical matters related to research activities and animal well-being
- these meetings are sponsored by SCAW and also in cooperation with other national
and regional organizations. SCAW also provides educational information and materials
to teachers and students on all levels who are exploring these issues. SCAW's publications
are widely accepted.
Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) - PRIM&R has been committed to the advancement of strong research programs and to
the consistent application of ethical precepts in both medicine and research. Through
national conferences and published reports, it has addressed a broad range of issues
in research, clinical practice, ethics, and the law.