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Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) - contains guidance rules and regulations governing IACUC operations for PHS (NIH) research. 


AVMA Guidelines on Euthanasia (2013)


IACUC Tutorial - A web-based tutorial for new animal care and use committee members, institutional administrators, investigators, animal care personnel, veterinarians, or others who are interested in learning about the PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. 


AAALAC International - The Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) programs.. 


AALAS - The American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, an organization of animal care technicians, veterinarians and other interested in laboratory animal welfare. 


AWIC - The Animal Welfare Information Center, maintained by the USDA, provides access to databases on alternatives for animal use. 


The Animal Welfare Act - Fact Sheet. Regulations: Definitions (Part 1.1); Regulations (Part 2); Standards (Part 3); and Rules of Practice (Part 4)


Controlled Substances Act - The Controlled Substances Act (CSA), Title II of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970, is the legal foundation of the government's fight against the abuse of drugs and other substances.


Foundation for Biomedical Research - Dedicated to improving human and animal health by promoting public understanding and support for the humane and responsible use of animals in medical and scientific research. 


 The Guide (8th edition) - complete text of "The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals" from the National Research Council's Institute of Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR)


The Guide (1996 edition) - complete text of "The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals," from the National Research Council's Institute of Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR)


National Association for Biomedical Research (NABR) - A not-for-profit organization advocating public policy that recognizes the vital role of humane animal use in biomedical research, higher education, and product safety testing 


Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research (PSBR) The goal of the PSBR is to educate Pennsylvanians about biomedical research and the importance of using animals to improve the health and well being of both humans and animals.


USDA APHIS - The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, the arm of the US Department of Agriculture charged with the regulatory enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act. 

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