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IACUCs and Animal Ethics Committees RESOURCES


Resources for searching for alternatives, of particular interest to Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUCs) and other animal ethics regulators.

Enhancing Humane Science Course
The Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) has developed a new online course, "Enhancing Humane Science‚ÄĒImproving Animal Research." The course is designed to provide researchers with the tools they need to practice the most humane science possible. It covers such topics as experimental design (including statistics and sample size determination), humane endpoints, environmental enrichment, post-surgical care, pain management, and the impact of stress on the quality of data. To register please visit the CAAT website.

Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (National Academy of Sciences)

Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Nondomestic Animal

Resources for "Lay Members" of Ethics/Animal Care and Use Committees (RSPCA)

Ethical Review (RSPCA)

Searching for Alternatives
A worksheet and collection of resources and databases designed to aid those searching for alternatives on the Web.

Section on Monoclonal Antibodies
This section offers a variety of readings on such issues as how in vitro methods compare with the ascites method in terms of cost, effectiveness, and pain and distress; descriptions of in vitro methods of MAB production; policies, regulations, guidelines, and recommendations regarding MABS; where to get in vitro MABs; and more.

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Further Links on Pain & Distress

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FRAME Training School in Experimental Design and Statistical Analysis
May 31-June 2, 2017
Saskatoon, Canada

Advances in Cell and Tissue Culture 2017
May 22-24, 2017
Manchester, UK

CAAT Academy
In Vitro Skin and Eye Models Hands-on Training
June 1-2 2017
Brussels, Belgium

CAAT Academy
Tools for Read-Across
June 15-16, 2017
Helsinki, Finland

ecopa SSCT Workshop 2017
June 14-16, 2017
Helsinki, Finland
Thomas Hartung will deliver a keynote address

CAAT Academy
Updates on Hepatotoxicity AOP Landscape and on the ADME Field - Season 2
June 22-23, 2017
Rennes, France

9th Euro-Global Summit on Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
June 22-24, 2017
Paris, France
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6th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cellular and Computational Toxicology (ASCCT)
September 21-22
College Park, MD

10th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences
August 20-24, 2017
Seattle, Washington

CAAT Academy
Hands-on Training in Quantitative Human Cell and Effect-based In Vitro Bioanalysis for Assessing Endocrine-disrupting Compounds (EDCs)
September 7-8. 2017

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