Megan G. Van Noord
Research Support Services
Researcher Services Librarian
Bibliography on Alternatives to the Use of Live Vertebrates in Biomedical Research and Testing, National Library of Medicine
Site for news, information, discussion, and resources from the field of alternatives to animal testing
Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and TeachingMany useful resources including Fact Sheets, Newsletters, and publications.
Animal Welfare Information Center
Site for information for improved animal care and use in research, teaching, and testing
Johns Hopkins University, Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing. Global resources for the development of replacement, reduction and refinement alternatives for research and testing.
Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments (UK)Researching alternatives to animal use in research, testing, and education
Evaluates and disseminates information on issues related to the scientific, technological, and ethical use of animals and related biological resources in research, testing, and education.
Mouse Model Lists, Inbred Strains of Mice and Rats, Mouse Genome Database, and more.
UCDavis, provides links to internet resources and databases for transgenic and targeted mutation research
NTP Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods / Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods
Norway’s National Consensus Platform for the advancement of the 3 Rs. Maintains website with 3R-resources, an electronic newsletter and runs a discussion forum for those responsible for the country’s animal facilities.
Norwegian Inventory of Alternatives. Database of audiovisuals, computer programs, videos, and other alternatives for use in the biological sciences.
Norecopa, in collaboration with AWIC, produced database which provides an overview of guidelines, databases, journals, email lists, regulations, and policies to help researchers implement the 3Rs.
NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools Expenditures & ResultsSearchable database of federally funded biomedical research projects
The federal Animal Welfare Act requires that local institutional animal care and use committees (IACUCs) review certain local research protocols involving the use of animals. To assure a broad review, IACUCs include local members outside the animal care and research communities. As a result, IACUCs and research support staff become involved in the education of these members, their incorporation into committee problem solving, and in ethical decision making. This guide is intended to provide a brief list of resources on the functions and administration of institutional animal care and use committees, including these three areas. We invite your suggestions for additions and changes to this information guide.
UCDavis Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
The following groups hold regular conferences for institutions and their IACUCs.
University of California Resources and Guidelines
Other Select University Resources and Guidelines
Free Public Databases from NLM and NAL
Educational Alternatives Databases
Alternatives Search Guidelines (Complying with USDA Policies 11 and 12)
The 3Rs are: