Information Resources for Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees 1985-1999 *************************

Organizations




North, Central, and South America, and The Caribbean Resources



American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS)

9190 Crestwyn Hills Drive
Memphis, Tennessee 38125
USA
TELEPHONE: (901) 754-8620
FAX: (901) 753-0046
E-MAIL: info@aalas.org
WORLD WIDE WEB: http://www.aalas.org
CONTACT: Michael Sondag, Executive Director
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Non-profit, professional.
RESOURCES/SERVICES: International in scope. Maintains the IACUC Training and Learning Consortium that provides workshops for new and existing IACUC members. Serves as a clearinghouse for collection and exchange of information on all phases of laboratory animal care and management, use and procurement of laboratory animals used in biomedical research. Educational materials, guides, and audiovisuals. Holds annual meetings. Publishes Contemporary Topics - a bimonthly journal with an expanded peer reviewed section on topics such as clinical management and husbandry. Also publish Laboratory Animal - a monthly, peer reviewed journal covering a diverse array of applied and experimental topics in the laboratory animal sciences.
REQUESTOR: Anyone.
COSTS: Charge for materials (members are charged a lower rate).


American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine

96 Chester Street
Chester, New Hampshire 03036
USA
TELEPHONE: (603) 887-2467
FAX: (603) 887-0096
E-MAIL: mwbaclam@gsinet.net
WORLD WIDE WEB: http://www.aclam.org
CONTACT: Dr. Melvin W. Balk, Executive Director
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Non-profit, professional.
RESOURCES/SERVICES: The American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) is an organization of board certified veterinary medical specialists who are experts in the humane, proper and safe care and use of laboratory animals. ACLAM establishes standards of education, training, experience and expertise necessary to become qualified as a specialist and recognizes that achievement through board certification. ACLAM actively promotes the advancement of knowledge in this field through profession al continuing education activities, the development of educational materials and the conduct of research in laboratory animal medicine and science.
REQUESTOR: Veterinarians and laboratory animal users.
COSTS: Charge for materials, see website.


American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners

c/o ASLAP Coordinator
11300 Rockville Pike
Suite 1211
Rockville, Maryland 20852
USA
TELEPHONE: (301) 231-6349
FAX: (301) 231-6071
E-MAIL: aslap@aaalac.org
WORLD WIDE WEB: http://www.aslap.org
CONTACT: ASLAP Coordinator
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Nonprofit, professional society.
RESOURCES/SERVICES: ASLAP provides the following: (1) EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS: Dealing with practical problems, sessions are held during annual AVMA and AALAS meetings. Continuing education seminars are held every two years; (2) ASLAP NEWSLETTER: The official publication of ASLAP, is circulated quarterly to the membership and veterinary school libraries; and (3) DIRECTORY: Hand in hand with continuing education, the Society recognizes the importance of cooperation among members in the distribution of information. A list of members and their areas of interest is maintained and distributed to the membership. In addition, AVMA members are eligible for the ASLAP Excellence in Laboratory Animal Research Award.
REQUESTOR: Laboratory animal veterinarians.
COSTS: Dues are $45.00 if paid on or before March 31st of each year and $55.00 if paid on or after April 1st of each year. Student membership dues are $22.50 before April 1st and $27.50 after.


Animal Care

United States Department of Agriculture
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
4700 River Road, Suite 6D02
Riverdale, Maryland 20734-1234
USA
TELEPHONE: (301) 734-4980
FAX: (301) 734-4328
E-MAIL: ace@aphis.usda.gov
WORLD WIDE WEB: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_welfare/index.shtml
CONTACT: Deputy Administrator
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Federal government.
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Federal regulatory agency with oversight of the Animal Welfare Act and animal welfare regulations. Routinely inspects regulated facilities and provides guidance on animal welfare compliance issues. Can provide copies of the USDA animal welfare regulations. Web site provides access to electronic Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) documents, full-text versions of the Animal Welfare Act, animal welfare regulations, Animal Care policies, IACUC checklists, Horse Protection Act information, and other information pertaining to the use of animals in non-agricultural commerce.
REQUESTOR: Anyone.
COSTS: Free.


Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC)

United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service
National Agricultural Library
10301 Baltimore Avenue
Beltsville, Maryland 20705
USA
TELEPHONE: (301) 504-6212
FAX: (301) 504-7125
CONTACT Us: http://awic.nal.usda.gov/contact-us
WORLD WIDE WEB: http://awic.nal.usda.gov
CONTACT: Jean Larson, Coordinator
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Federal government.
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Vast collection of serials, monographs, and audiovisuals within the National Agricultural Library (NAL). Documents may be borrowed through an interlibrary loan. For more information on document delivery, contact (301) 504-5755. The Center performs brief complimentary searches of AGRICOLA and other relevant databases. The Center can also assist you in formulating your own database searches, provides conference facilities and host training sessions, and can make available speakers and/or a tabletop exhibit for training sessions, conferences, and workshops. The Center produces bibliographies on topics such as stress, analgesia, animal testing alternatives, training materials and other relevant topics to animal welfare. Publishes the Animal Welfare Information Center Bulletin.
REQUESTOR: Anyone.
COSTS: All publications are available for free; literature searches on a cost recovery basis; NAL may charge for certain services such as providing photocopies, document delivery, etc.


Animales de Experimentación

La Revista Hispanoamericana
AP27-281 México, D.F. 06761
MEXICO
TELEPHONE: (525) 264-3887
FAX: (525) 574-3225
E-MAIL: ciro@servidor.unam.mx
CONTACT: Dr. Ciro Lomelí, Editor and Director
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Organization journal.
RESOURCES/SERVICES: The official journal of the Central America, Caribbean and Mexican Association For Laboratory Animal Science (ACCMAL) and the Mexican Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AMCAL, A.C.). A Spanish language journal that is distributed in the United States, Spain, and 20 Latin American countries. The mission is to disseminate scientific and technological advances related to animal production, responsible care and use of animals in scientific experiments, testing, and education. It also serves as a communication venue among Spanish-speaking individuals interested in biomedicine and laboratory animal medicine and science.
REQUESTOR: Anyone.
COSTS: Annual subscription is: Mexico-350 Pesos; U.S. and other countries $40.00 (US).


Applied Research Ethics National Association (ARENA)

132 Boylston Street, Fourth Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
USA
TELEPHONE: (617) 423-4112
FAX: (617) 423-1185
EMAIL: info@primr.org
WORLD WIDE WEB: http://www.primr.org/membership/overview.html
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Non-profit.
RESOURCES/SERVICES: A membership organization for those involved in the day-to-day application of ethical principles, governmental regulations, and other policies regarding research and clinical practice. ARENA's services include: (1) the sponsorship of national and regional meetings to review and shape research policy; (2) the dissemination of current information on research ethics issues , and the provision of opportunities for networking among members through a quarterly newsletter; (3) the distribution of the Animal Care and Use Committee Guidebook, which was published by ARENA/OPRR in cooperation with the National Institutes of Health; (4) assistance with the development of regional networks; (5) providing access to consultants expert in specific bioethical issues and administrative operations; (6) the publication of an annual comprehensive directory of ARENA members; (7) the preparation of commentary on and responses to relevant federal legislative or administrative initiatives; and (8) the ARENA Mailing List which is an electronic mailing list for members of the Applied Research Ethics National Association (ARENA). This is a closed list, available to members of ARENA only. Its purpose is to provide a forum for ARENA members to communicate with each other on matters related to the concerns of institutional review boards (IRBs) and institutional animal care and use committees (IACUCs).
REQUESTOR: Anyone but some activities are restricted to members.
COSTS: Varies.


Association For Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC International)

11300 Rockville Pike, Suite 1211
Rockville, Maryland 20852-3035
USA
TELEPHONE: (301) 231-5353
FAX: (301) 231-8282
E-MAIL: accredit@aaalac.org

Avenue de Tervueren 402
1150 Brussels
BELGIUM
TELEPHONE: 32 2 761 66 78
FAX: 32 2 761 66 79
E-MAIL: accredit_europe@aaalac.org

WORLD WIDE WEB: http://www.aaalac.org
CONTACT: John Miller, D.V.M.
TYPE OF INSTITUTION /ORGANIZATION: Non-profit, professional.
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Like other animal welfare organizations, AAALAC International, the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, supports the use of animals to advance medicine and science when there are no non-animal alternatives, and when it is done in an ethical and humane way. When animals are used, AAALAC works with institutions and researchers to serve as a bridge between progress and animal well-being. This is done through a voluntary accreditation program in which research institutions demonstrate that they are not only meeting the minimums required by law, but are going the extra step to achieve and showcase excellence in animal care and use. Separate from accreditation, AAALAC also offers independent assessments of animal research programs to help institutions continue to improve their animal care and use practices.
REQUESTORS: Laboratory animal professionals.
COSTS: Varies according to services.


Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science

L'Association Canadienne Pour La Technologies des Animaux de Laboratoire
c/o CALAS/ACSAL National Office
PO Box 34122 RPO Fort Richmond
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 5T5
CANADA
TELEPHONE: (204) 261-7534
FAX: (204) 261-7619
E-MAIL: webmaster@calas-acsal.org
WWW: http://www.calas-acsal.org/
CONTACT: Bob Madziak
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Professional, non-profit.
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Produces educational materials, training videos, and a monthly newsletter (CALAS/ACSAL Newsletter). Hold annual meetings with workshops, seminars, and poster sessions.
REQUESTOR: Laboratory animal professionals.
COSTS: Varies according to materials.


Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC)

350 Albert Street, Suite 315
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 1B1
CANADA
TELEPHONE: (613) 238-4031
FAX: (613) 238-2837
E-MAIL: ggriffin@ccac.ca
WORLD WIDE WEB: http://www.ccac.ca
CONTACT: Dr. Gilly Griffin, Director of Guidelines Development
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Private, non-profit.
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Establishment and enforcement of standards and guidelines (in Canada) concerning the use of animals in research, testing and teaching. Maintains active, expert committees on all aspects of animal care and use. The Council's program is based on its major publication Guide to the Care and Use of Experimental Animals, Volume 1, 2nd Edition (1993) and Volume 2 (1984). More recent guidelines (available through their website are: animal use protocol review, transgenic animals, and choosing an appropriate endpoint in experiments using animals for research, teaching, and testing. CCAC conducts workshops and training courses on various aspects of the care and use of experimental animals, as well as thetraining of personnel working with these animals. The Council addresses alternative methods and conducts a course on tissue culture. Semi-annually publishes the newsletter, Resource.
REQUESTOR: Anyone.
COSTS: Varies according to materials.


Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources (ILAR)

National Academy of Sciences
2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC (District of Columbia) 20418
USA
TELEPHONE: (202) 334-2590
FAX: (202) 334-1687
E-MAIL: ILAR@nas.edu
WORLD WIDE WEB: http://dels.nas.edu/ilar/
CONTACT: Ralph Dell
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: ILAR is a unit of the National Research Council's (NRC) Commission on Life Sciences (CLS). The NRC in the working arm of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), a private, non-governmental, non-profit organization.
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Information on a wide variety of topics related to laboratory animals and emerging adjuncts and alternatives to animal use. Assignments of genetic identification for unique colonies. Guidelines that assist in the implementation of national policies or laws. Information to teachers and students about animals in science and careers in biology. ILAR's information database, which is published as Animals for Research: A Directory of Sources. This assists scientists in locating specific animals and models, including non-human primates. Produces ILAR Journal - a quarterly journal, available free-of-charge to institutional animal care and use committees, scientists, and veterinarians. Reports specific to non-human primates such as Laboratory Animal Management: Non-human Primates. Manages Animal Models and Genetic Stocks Information Exchange Program.
REQUESTOR: Anyone.
COSTS: Varies according to materials.


Laboratory Animal Management Association (LAMA)

P.O.Box 877
Killingworth, Connecticut 06419
USA
TELEPHONE: (412) 648-8903
FAX: (412) 648-8449
E-MAIL: portocal+@pitt.edu
WORLD WIDE WEB: http://www.lama-online.org/
CONTACT: Sharon Boag, Editor, LAMA Lines
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Professional.
RESOURCES/SERVICES: LAMA was organized in 1984 to promote the dissemination of ideas, experience, and knowledge, to encourage continued education, and to assist in the training of laboratory animal facility managers. It accomplishes this through: The LAMA Review - a quarterly publication dedicated to providing laboratory animal management information; LAMA Lines - a newsletter published six times a year informing the membership of what is going on in the organization; LAMA Membership Directory - an information resource for those in supervision through "networking" with others dealing with similar issues (member phone numbers, fax, and email addresses); LAMA Mid-year Forum - a day and a half event, seminar, workshop and tour of facilities or manufacturing plants; Annual Educational Program - a full day combination event, seminar, workshop and tour of facilities or manufacturing plants,
REQUESTORS: Members.
COSTS: $30.00 per year (US currency).


Laboratory Animal Welfare Training Exchange

Washington University School of Medicine
Division of Comparative Medicine
660 S. Euclid Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63110
USA
TELEPHONE: (314) 362-4516
FAX: (314) 362-6480
E-MAIL: nicole@dcm.wustl.edu
WORLD WIDE WEB: http://www.lawte.org
CONTACT: Nicole Duffee, D.V.M., Ph.D., President
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Non-profit.
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Holds conferences every two years for trainers to exchange information on their training programs. Past years conference proceedings are available on the LAWTE web site. Audio and video tapes are also available of conference presentations. Also maintains the LAWTE listserv for networking among trainers and training coordinators on issues and methods of training in the laboratory animal field.
REQUESTORS: Anyone; members receive other benefits.
COSTS: Membership dues are $10.00 annually; audiotapes are $12.00, videotapes are $15.00.


Latin American Society of Animal Welfare

Latin American Society on Animal Welfare C. M.
de Alvear 1760 , house 17, Tigre, B1648GGH
State of Buenos Aires
ARGENTINA
TELEPHONE: (+54) 11 4731 2017
E-MAIL: estolanimalwelfare@gmail.com
WORLD WIDE WEB: http://www.salvador.edu.ar/uaf3-2.htm
CONTACT: Prof. Dr. Leopoldo Estol; D. on P.H., President
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/RESOURCE: Professional.
RESOURCES: This organization was established in October 1998 to promote the teaching of animal welfare, bioethics, and ethology in university curricula.


National Library of Medicine (NLM)

8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20894
USA
TELEPHONE: (301) 496-6095 or 1-800-272-4787
FAX: (301) 402-1384
E-MAIL: custserv@nlm.nih.gov
WORLD WIDE WEB: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Federal government.
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Library - extensive collection of serials, monographs, audiovisuals can be accessed by anyone. Computer based systems of information retrieval include MEDLARS, MEDLINE, CANCERLIT, AVLINE, TOXLINE, and Grateful Med.
REQUESTOR: Anyone.
COSTS: $7.00 for each filled interlibrary loan.


Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare

National Institutes of Health
RKL1, Suite 1050, MSC 7982
6705 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7982 (For Express or Hand Delivered Mail, Use Zip Code 20817)
USA
TELEPHONE: (301) 594-2382
FAX: (301) 402-2803
E-MAIL: olaw@od.nih.gov
WORLD WIDE WEB: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/olaw.htm
CONTACT: OLAW
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Federal government.
RESOURCES/SERVICES: (1) Directs the development, implementation, and compliance oversight activities for the PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals; (2) exercises oversight and negotiates Assurances of Compliance in all areas of laboratory animal research; (3) maintains liaison and coordinates policy implementation with components throughout PHS that conduct or support research involving laboratory animals; and (4) directs the development and implementation of educational and instructional programs and generates resource materials relating to the responsibilities of the research community for the appropriate care and use of laboratory animals. Provides regional workshops for IACUCs and scientists on various topics related to laboratory animals. Can provide guidance to IACUCs on issues involving the use of animals in research and compliance with Public Health Service policy and guidelines. On its website you can find: (1) an interactive tutorial for new animal care and use committee members, institutional administrators, investigators, animal care personnel, veterinarians, or others interested in learning about the PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals; (2) sample annual reports, animal welfare assurances, semiannual review checklist, and semiannual report to the institutional official, to aid institutions in implementing the PHS Policy; and (3) the PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, policy guidance, articles, OPRR Reports, IACUC Guidebook, and other materials relevant to laboratory animal welfare).
REQUESTOR: Anyone.
COST: Most materials are free of charge except for national animal welfare workshops.


Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM & R)

Fourth Floor
132 Boylston Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
USA
TELEPHONE: (617) 423-4112
FAX: (617) 423-1185
E-MAIL: info@primr.org
WORLD WIDE WEB: http://www.primr.org/
CONTACT: Joan Rachlin, Executive Director
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Non-profit.
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Through PRIM&R conferences, a wide range of issues regarding research using animals and the operation of IACUC's have been discussed. Extensive workshop manuals are provided to conference attendees. The annual IACUC conference also plays host to IACUC 101, a primer for new IACUC members and those wishing additional training in the workings of these committees.
REQUESTORS: Anyone.
COSTS: Conference proceedings are $30.00; fees for annual conferences vary.


Scientists Center for Animal Welfare (SCAW)

Golden TriangleBuilding One
7833 Walker Drive, Suite 340
Greenbelt, Maryland 20770
USA
TELEPHONE: (301) 345-3500
FAX: (301) 345-3503
E-MAIL: info@scaw.com
WORLD WIDE WEB: http://www.scaw.com
CONTACT: Lee Krulisch, Executive Director
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Private, non-profit.
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Publications, including conference proceedings, training manuals, and materials from other organizations. Publications - extensive listing of publications of direct relevance to IACUC activities. Each contains proceedings from conferences sponsored by SCAW. Maintains IACUC-Talk- a moderated listserv for discussion of IACUC issues.
REQUESTOR: Anyone.
COSTS: Some services are free, meeting registration fees vary. Regular Membership $40.00, Student Membership $15.00, Foreign Membership $60.00.


European, Asian, and Australian Resources



Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching, Limited (ANZCCART)

P.O. Box 19
Glen Osmond SA 5064
AUSTRALIA
TELEPHONE: 61-8-8303 7393
FAX: 61-8-8303 7113
E-MAIL: anzccart@adelaide.edu.au
WORLD WIDE WEB: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/ANZCCART

P.O. Box 598
5064 Wellington
NEW ZEALAND
TELEPHONE: 64-4-472 7421
FAX: 64-4-473 1841
E-MAIL: anzccart@rsnz.org
WORLD WIDE WEB: http://www.royalsociety.org.nz/organisation/panels/anzccart/

CONTACT: R.M. Baker
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Private, non-profit.
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Quarterly newsletter, and other publications on euthanasia, animal care and use committees, well-being of research animals, alternatives for undergraduate education, laboratory animal surveys, tumor cell lines available in Australia, humane care and use of animals in research, and animal pain.
REQUESTOR: Anyone.
COSTS: Varies according to materials.


Baltic Laboratory Animal Science Association

53 Krustpils Street
Riga, LV-1057
LATVIA
TELEPHONE: 371 7104547 or 371 7104262
FAX: 371 7139492 or 371 7138683
E-MAIL: bjlanim@grindeks.lv
CONTACT: Guna Jacobson, Executive Director
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Non-profit, professional society.
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Publishes a quarterly journal (Baltic Journal of Laboratory Animal Science--see web address above), sponsors training courses for scientists and technicians based on FELASA recommendat ions, and co-sponsors annual meetings with other European laboratory animal science associations.
REQUESTOR: Anyone.
COSTS: The journal subscription price including postage for 1999 for one volume (4 issues) is $90.00 (US) for European countries and $100.00 (US) for others. Certain discount is given to subscribers from Baltic and former USSR states. Prices for courses and conferences varies.


European Biomedical Research Association

58 Great Marlborough Street
London W1V 1DD
UNITED KINGDOM
E-MAIL: secretariat@ebra.org
WORLD WIDE WEB: http://www.ebra.org
CONTACT: Dr. Mark Matfield, Secretariat Director
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Non-profit.
RESOURCES/SERVICES: EBRA is an association of individuals and organisations in the scientific, medical and veterinary professions in the countries of the Council of Europe. EBRA was established to promote the public understanding of the importance of animals in medical and veterinary research and safety testing. The main activities of EBRA are: (1) Producing and distributing a European bulletin about the use of animals in medical research and testing, the activities of campaigning groups and relevant legislative matters in individual countries and throughout the European Union; (2) Assisting individual and corporate members across Europe to promote a balanced and accurate representation of animal research in their national press; (3) Ensuring that accurate and relevant information about animal research is available to European politicians and officials; (4) Ensuring that the views of animal researchers are properly represented to European politicians and officials; (5) Ensuring that information about best practice in laboratory animal science and welfare is readily available within the European scientific community and applied throughout Europe; (6) Maintaining an e-mail bulletin service for members of EBRA. The website provides information on European statistics on animal research, regulation of animal research in European countries, and European research news.
REQUESTORS: Anyone.
COSTS: The annual subscription for Individual Membership is currently ECU 15 per annum.


European Society of Laboratory Animal Veterinarians

c/o Philippe J. R. Baneux, DVM
Pfizer Research Center
BP 159
F-37401 Amboise
FRANCE
E-MAIL: Philippe.Baneux@pfizer.com or pnowlan@tcd.ie
WORLD WIDE WEB: http://www.eslav.org
CONTACT: Philippe Baneux, President
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/RESOURCE: Non-profit.
RESOURCES/SERVICES: One of the objectives of the Society is to give veterinarians a forum to discuss issues which concern us, in the field of laboratory animal science, in general and in Europe specifically. Veterinarians who work full time or part time, as consultants in this field need to keep themselves updated with regards to e.g. changing and evolving laws and regulations in Europe and in individual nations as well as world wide. Another important objective of this Society is to set the right environment and support to create the European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. This College is needed to structure the additional training leading to specialization and to certify its members, and to provide assistance in ESLAV's professional continuing education activities. In other words, the College will represent the academic component in our field of laboratory animal medicine. The objectives of ESLAV shall be achieved through: Meetings, lectures, discussions, and publications. These objectives are: (1)The advancement of veterinary knowledge and skills in subjects connected with the breeding, health, welfare, and use of laboratory animals; (2) Collaboration and exchange of information with other societies and allied scientific disciplines; (3) Actively encouraging its members to provide training for veterinarians practicing or wishing to practice in the field of laboratory animals, both at the under and post graduate level. Holds meetings jointly with FELASA and other organizations.
REQUESTORS: Laboratory animal veterinarians
COSTS: Annual membership fees have been set at 250 French Francs.


Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations (FELASA)

BCM Box 2989
London WC1N 3XX
UNITED KINGDOM
CONTACT: P. Hardy, Secretary
WORLD WIDE WEB: http://www.felasa.eu/
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Professional.
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Co-sponsor of Laboratory Animals: The International Journal of Laboratory Animal Science and Welfare. Sponsors annual animal welfare symposiums.
REQUESTOR: Laboratory animal users.
COSTS: Varies according to materials.


Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments (FRAME)

Russell & Burch House
96-98 North Sherwood Street
Nottingham NG1 4EE
UNITED KINGDOM
TELEPHONE: +44 (0)115 958 4740
FAX: +44 (0)115 950 3570
E-MAIL: frame@frame.org.uk
WORLD WIDE WEB: http://www.frame.org.uk/
CONTACT: Professor Robert Combes, Scientific Director
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/RESOURCE: Non-profit.
RESOURCES/SERVICES: FRAME publishes a scientific journal, ATLA (Alternatives To Laboratory Animals) that appears six times a year and contains original scientific papers, reports of ECVAM (European Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods) workshops, comments and news and views articles. FRAME also publishes an influential newsletter, FRAME News, aimed at scientists, politicians, administrators and the informed general public. Subscription is £15 (UK); $30.00 (US) per year. Friends of FRAME is published for FRAME individual supporters. Selection and use of replacement methods in animal experimentation, a 32-page booklet produced by FRAME and UFAW, gives a brief overview of alternatives to the use of animals, together with indications of where to find more-detailed information. A copy of the booklet has been sent to all centers licensed for animal experimentation in Britain. Copies are available for purchase from UFAW. FRAME also teaches workshops on The Information Requirements of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act, to assist researchers in performing literature searches for alternatives.
REQUESTORS: Anyone.
COSTS: Varies according to materials. Individuals who support the aims of FRAME may join Friends of FRAME at an annual subscription of £15 (UK). Members receive FRAME News and the Friends of FRAME newsletter.


Gesellschaft für Versuchstierkunde

Society for Laboratory Animal Science (GV-SOLAS)
Zentrale Tierlaboratorien
Freie Universität Berlin
Krahmerstrasse 6
D-12207 Berlin
GERMANY
TELEPHONE: +49 30 / 8445 38 33
FAX: +49 30 / 833 93 89
E-MAIL: treiber@uni-duesseldorf.de (will contact Dr. Annemarie Treiber, GV-SOLAS President)
WORLD WIDE WEB: http://www.gv-solas.de/
CONTACT: Dr. Hans Hiller, Secretary (via phone or fax only)
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Professional.
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Co-sponsor of Laboratory Animals: The International Journal of Laboratory Animal Science and Welfare. Also sponsors conferences and makes other publications available.
REQUESTOR: Laboratory animal users.
COSTS: Varies according to materials.


Institute of Animal Technology

c/o Registered Offices
5 South Parade
Summertown
Oxford OX2 7JL
UNITED KINGDOM
E-MAIL: Helen@iat.org.uk
WORLD WIDE WEB: http://www.iat.org.uk/
CONTACT: Administrator
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Nonprofit, professional society.
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Publishes the journal Animal Technology and the monthly Bulletin of the Institute of Animal Technology. Bulletins carry the latest news and views on development in animal technology, branch events and employment vacancies. Produces or makes available videos and training manuals on humane care and handling. The IAT provides an opportunity to promote products and services through its publications, congress, symposia and also through sponsorship.
REQUESTOR: Laboratory animal users.
COSTS: Varies according to material; membership fees vary according to level.


Institut für Labortierkunde der Universität Zürich

Institute of Laboratory Animal Science
University of Zurich
Winterthurerstrasse 190
8057 Zurich
SWITZERLAND
TELEPHONE: + 41 01 / 635 54 50
FAX: +41 1 / 635 57 03
E-MAIL: kbuerki@ltk.unizh.ch
CONTACT: Prof. Dr. Kurt Bürki, Director
WORLD WIDE WEB: http://www.ltk.unizh.ch/
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: University.
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Provides classes and training courses for technicians, students and postgraduates. Breeds rats and mice, offers diagnostic services for rodents and rabbits, offers in vitro production of monoclonal antibodies, and operates a consulting service to answer questions relating to the care of laboratory animals. Most information on the Web site is in German.
REQUESTOR: Laboratory animal users.
COSTS: Varies according to material.


Japanese Association for Laboratory Animal Science (JALAS)

2-8-10 Iwamotocho
Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 101
JAPAN
TELEPHONE / FAX: 03-3865-1475
RESOURCES: Publishes the quarterly journal Experimental Animals.
COSTS: Price of one issue is 2,500 yen ($25.00 US) for non-member individual.


Laboratory Animal Science Association (LASA)

P.O. Box 3993
Tamworth, Staffs B78 3QU
UNITED KINGDOM
TELEPHONE: 01827 260036
FAX: 01827 260036
E-MAIL: LASA@globalnet.co.uk
WORLD WIDE WEB: http://www.lasa.co.uk/
CONTACT: B.R. Howard, Honorary Secretary
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Co-sponsor of Laboratory Animals: The International Journal of Laboratory Animal Science and Welfare. Other services include: (1) The opportunity to network with other experts in the field and exchange views and information; (2) Career development through education and training; (3) Strong, influential representation of your opinions and concerns at national and international level; (4) Regular quarterly newsletter with topical news, comment and feature articles about LASA's activities and the world of laboratory animal science (5) Key issues reported in-depth through "Laboratory Animals" - the official journal of LASA, distributed FREE to members. This is also the official journal for some of our sister associations i n Europe and of FELASA, the Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations. The journal year runs from January to December during which time four issues are published; and (6) Membership discounts for Association meetings and events.
REQUESTORS: Laboratory animal users.
COSTS: Varies according to materials.


Nederlandse Vereniging voor Proefdierkunde (NVP)

Dutch Association for Laboratory Animal Science
c/o Agricultural University Wageningen
CKP, P.O. Box 8129, 6700 EV
Wageningen
THE NETHERLANDS
CONTACT: F.A.R. van den Brock, Secretary
TYPE OF ORGANIZATION: Professional.
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Co-sponsor of Laboratory Animals: The International Journal of Laboratory Animal Science and Welfare.


Scandinavian Federation for Laboratory Animal Science

Enheten för försöksdjursvetenskap och service
Medicinska Forskningsrådet
Box 7151
S-103 88 Stockholm
SWEDEN
TELEPHONE: +46 8 45 44281
FAX: +46 8 45 44303
EMAIL: barbro.salomonsson@vr.se
WORLD WIDE WEB: http://www.scandlas.org/
CONTACT: Barbro Salomonsson, Secretariat
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Professional.
RESOURCES: Scand-LAS actively promotes: (1) the understanding of the need of animals in research, to the advantage of both other animals and man; (2) the welfare of laboratory animals; (3) the education of all personnel involved in the use of laboratory animals; (4) the dissemination of objective information concerned with use of laboratory animals; (5) the accreditation of laboratory animal facilities; (6) the accreditation of laboratory animal courses; and (7) working groups on selected issues. Scand-LAS is a member of the international laboratory animal science organization FELASA (Federation of the European Laboratory Animal Science Associations) and ICLAS (International Council for Laboratory Animals). Scand-LAS has standing working groups on education, health monitoring and pain, stress and discomfort, as well as policy. A meeting is held every Spring in connection with the general assembly. Following a fixed order, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden are the host countries for these meetings. Scand-LAS publishes a quarterly journal, Scandinavian Journal of Laboratory Animal Science, with papers on basic and applied laboratory animal science. The Journal also disseminates information and news of particular interest to members. The Journal is free to members of Scand-LAS. The Editorial Office is: Arne Rohmann, Skomagerkrogen 14, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark. Tel. +45 4635 3168. Fax +45 6525 3114. Email: rrcons@get2net.dk
COSTS: Journal subscriptions are priced for individual and library subscriptions. Membership dues are paid annually.


Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Versuchstierkunde (SGV)

Société Suisse pour la Science des Animaux de Laboratoire
Swiss Laboratory Animal Science Association
c/o Novartis Pharma AG
4002 Basel
SWITZERLAND
CONTACT: Dr. Dr. Brunhile Illgen-Wilcke, Secretary
E-MAIL: illgen-wilcke@microbios.ch
WORLD WIDE WEB: http://www.sgv.org
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Several commissions support the board in the necessary scientific and educational activities and in the important field of laboratory animal protection. An informal Newsletter is published twice a year; the official journal of the society is Laboratory Animal. Every year a scientific meeting is organized, usually as a symposium at the annual meeting of the Swiss Union of Societies for Experimental Biology. A two-day training course or workshop on a selected topic is held in the autumn. Each year the society awards a prize to an outstanding contribution in the field of laboratory animals. Financial support may be granted to young researchers attending training courses or meetings. Eligible as ordinary members are persons who hold appropriate qualifications in biological, veterinary or medical sciences or who, by their experience and attainments, qualify as respected specialists in the field of laboratory animal science. Eligible as institutional members are persons or organizations intending to support the activities of the society.
REQUESTOR: Laboratory animal users.
COSTS: Varies according to material. Currently the membership fees are sfr 50.- for ordinary and sfr 300.- for institutional members.


Sociedad Española para las Ciencias del Animal de Laboratorio

Spanish Society for Laboratory Animal Science
Facultad de Medicina de la U.A.M. (Gabinete Veterinario)
C/ Arzobispo Morcillo
4 - 28029 - Madrid
SPAIN
TELEPHONE: 34+ 913 975 476
FAX: 34+ 913 975 353
E-MAIL: cfcriado@uam.es
WORLD WIDE WEB: http://www.secal.es
CONTACT: Secretaría
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Professional.
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Established in 1989 to improve the care of laboratory animals used in human and animal health by bringing together laboratory animal professionals. SECAL holds Congresses and national and regional scientific meetings. SECALhas many publications available including Spanish translations of journal articles, guidelines, and policies.
REQUESTOR: Laboratory animal users.
COSTS: Vary according to materials or specific course.


Universities Federation for Animal Welfare

The Old School
Brewhouse Hill
Wheathampstead
Hertfordshire AL4 8AN
UNITED KINGDOM
TELEPHONE: +44 (0)1582 831818
FAX: +44 (0)1582 831414
E-MAIL: ufaw@ufaw.org.uk
WORLD WIDE WEB: http://www.ufaw.org.uk
CONTACT: James K. Kirkwood BVSc PhD CBiol FIBiol MRCVS, Scientific Director
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Private, charitable.
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Publishes The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, a comprehensive guide to all laboratory species. Publications, reprints, videos, educational brochures, and advisory services. Publishes a quarterly scientific journal entitled Animal Welfare, which brings together scientific information from zoos, laboratories, farms, wildlife and companion animals.
REQUESTOR: Anyone.
COSTS: Varies according to materials. The annual membership fee for students and non-wage earners is £5 and for those in paid employment £10. Annual subscriptions to the journal Animal Welfare cost UFAW members £40 / $80.00 (US); individuals £50 / $100.00 (US); or libraries £70 / $140.00 (US).


Zentralstelle Zur Erfassung Und Bewertung von Ersatz Und Erganzungsmethoden Zum Tierversuch (Zebet)

Center for Documentation and Evaluation of Alternative Methods to Animal Experiments
Diedersdorfer Weg 1.
D-12277 Berlin
GERMANY
TELEPHONE: + 49 30 8412 2271
FAX: + 49 30 8412 2958
E-MAIL: ZEBET@bgvv.de
CONTACT: Dr. Horst Spielmann or Dr. Barbara Grune
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Federal government.
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Producer of the ZEBET DATABANK AND INFORMATION SERVICE ON ALTERNATIVE METHODS TO ANIMAL EXPERIMENTS. The ZEBET data bank contains documents on alternatives to the use of experimental animals, as presented in the international scientific literature. Each record contains a short description of a method in its most important details, i.e. aim, principle, and the stage of development or validation of the method and bibliographic references. An evaluation by ZEBET staff indicates whether the method results in the replacement, reduction or refinement of animal use according to the "3R's." Information is available on over 300 methods from the following subjects: pharmacology, toxicology, bacteriology, virology, food hygiene, parasitology, immunology, neurology, cancer research and animal production. The database contains a total of 4300 bibliographical references. Lists of methods, keywords and sources of literature are available. ZEBET is a part of the Federal Institute for Health Protection of Consumers and Veterinary Medicine, Berlin. ZEBET is responsible for the documentation of alternative methods and also for validation and acceptance of alternative methods at the national and international level, e.g. by the EU and OECD. At present, requests for information have to be in the form of enquiries to ZEBET staff. ZEBET's staff are trained in the biomedical sciences, as well as in searching strategies for open access databank. An online connection to DIMDI, the German Institut for Medical Documentation and Information, provides direct access to all important national and international biomedical databases. The available information on a particular problem in the field of alternative methods is evaluated by ZEBET's staff and given to the user, including printouts from the ZEBET databank, and references of the search in external databases. In controversial cases, ZEBET makes an official statement to the regional authorities which may be used in a court case. In addition, ZEBET handles more general queries on alternatives from all sectors of society.
REQUESTOR: Federal departments, federal authorities, local committees, animal welfare officers, scientists, research institutions, universities, manufacturing industry, animal welfare organizations, the interested public, and journalists.
COSTS: Contact the Center.


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