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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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Progress in Refinement: Enhancement of Scientific Integrity and Animal Well-Being
November 30, 2107

GIVIMP and Quality Procedures for the EU-ToxRisk Project (Webinar)
December 1, 2017
Details TBA


Advances in Cell and Tissue Culture
May 21-23, 2018
Cardiff University, UK
2nd Pan-American Conference for Alternative Methods
August 23-24, 2018
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

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