Animal Research Guidance

General Links
Alternatives to Animal Use

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General Links

The Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC)

National Agricultural Library
Room 304
Beltsville, MD
Library General References
(301) 344-3704

Provides information from its extensive collection of files, referral service, and literature searches from an on-line service, Dialogue, which accesses 300 data bases.

National Institute of Health

National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894
Phone (301) 496-5511, Fax (301)496-2809

Maintains an extensive collection of published materials and reference works on veterinary medicine and clinical veterinary medicine, especially concerning those closely related to human health and health research. Also publishes Current Bibliographies in Medicine, which includes those dealing with pain, anesthesia, and analgesia in laboratory animals; care and use of animals; and laboratory animal welfare.

Check out the "Joint Collection Development Policy Statement for Veterinary Science Subjects" at

Institute for Laboratory Animal Research

National Research Council
2101 Constitution Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20418
(202) 334-2590

ILAR develops guidelines and disseminates information on the scientific, technological, and ethical use of animals and related biological resources in research, testing, and education, ILAR promotes high-quality, humane care of animals and the appropriate use of animals and alternatives.

Foundation for Biomedical Research

Suite 303
818 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
(206) 457-0654

Provides information on the use of animals for scientific research, testing and education.

Animal Welfare Institute (AWI)

P.O. Box 3650
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 337-2332

Publishes a quarterly magazine and distributes publications and videos concerning laboratory animal care.

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Alternatives for Animal Use

Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT)

The John's Hopkins University School of Public Health
Baltimore, MD 21205
(301) 955-3343

Provides information on alternatives for the use of animals in product safety testing. Publishes a newsletter and provides information concerning in-vitro toxicology.

Center for Animal Alternatives

University of California

Information technology for alternatives in animal research, education, training, and husbandry. A very useful site with links to a wide variety of information.