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

World Wide Web Resources

Because World Wide Web Resources are most easily accessed via computer, this listing will mainly include web addresses of sites that serve as clearinghouses for specific topics. Selected web sites from universities that provide comprehensive listings of institutional policies, guidelines, and forms are also included. Other web sites may be found in each chapter; organizational websites will be found in the Organizations chapter.

Altweb is a site for news, information, discussion, and resources from the field of alternatives to
animal testing. This site is a collaborative effort funded by the Alternatives Research & Development Foundation, the Doerenkamp - Zbinden Foundation, the Humane Society of the United States, the Office for Protection from Research Risks at the National Institutes of Health, and the Procter & Gamble Company. It is being developed by the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing at Johns Hopkins University, in collaboration with the Altweb Project Team, to serve academic, industrial and government scientists, educators, the media, and the general public.

Altweb is intended to foster the development of scientifically acceptable in vitro and other alternatives to animal testing. Alternatives are defined as methods which reduce animal use, replace whole animal tests, or refine existing tests by minimizing animal distress.

Need help locating alternatives databases or funding sources? Check out Science & Regulations. Want to learn about the latest software and other computer resources available for your junior high? See Educational Resources. Want to know more about the history of the alternative movement? See General information.

Animal Care, USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
This site provides access to the USDA agency that administers two laws that seek to ensure the humane handling of animals: the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) and the Horse Protection Act (HPA). Included are:

Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
This site provides access to:

Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources Journal
ILAR Journal is the quarterly, peer-reviewed publication of the Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR), which is a unit of the National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences. ILAR Journal provides thoughtful and timely information for all those who use, care for, and oversee the use of laboratory animals. Provides access to online version of the journal and many back issues; a searchable index is available.

IACUC Training and Learning Consortium (IACUC TLC)
Few people know it, but the idea for this site was first proposed by Ken Boschert several years ago. The site has been developed and maintained under the direction of Nicole Duffee, DVM, Washington University. The IACUC Training and Learning Consortium Task Force is an ad hoc committee established by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) with the charges:

This site provides access to:

Intramural Animal Care and Use (ACU) program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Although this page is intended to serve as an information resource for NIH scientists, Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC) members, veterinarians, animal science specialists, and other NIH staff involved in the conduct of biomedical research at NIH, the information presented is certainly of use to other animal care and use committees. A very well-done site.

Lab Animal IACUC Resource Page
This site is provided by Lab Animal magazine and contains the following:

Massachusetts Society for Medical Research (MSMR)
This site provides access to the MSMR Nation-Wide Resources List - an interactive listing of state biomedical research organizations and national organizations that promote biomedical research. To access the home page of MSMR, click on the Home Page icon at the bottom of the page.

National Agricultural Library's (NAL) Web Gateway to AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access)
AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access) is a machine-readable database of bibliographic records created by the National Agricultural Library and its cooperators. Production of these records in electronic form began in 1970, but the database covers materials dating from the 16th century to the present. The records describe publications and resources encompassing all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines, including plant and animal sciences, forestry, entomology, soil and water resources, agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, agricultural products, alternative farming practices, and food and nutrition. Auxiliary subjects that support NAL's Information Center activities, such as agricultural trade and marketing, rural information, and animal welfare, are also included.

National Library of Medicine's (NLM) Web Gateway

The NLM Gateway accesses multiple retrieval systems which:

NetVet Veterinary Resources and the Electronic Zoo
Perhaps the Web's most comprehensive listing of animal-related web sites, NetVet & the Electronic Zoo were created by Ken Boschert, DVM, at Washington University's Division of Comparative Medicine, located in St. Louis, Missouri. Among this server's Web Pages are numerous views of Veterinary Medical and Animal resources available on the Internet and beyond. Topics include: What's New, a site Search engine, Career information, Education, Veterinary Specialties, Organizations, Meetings, Directory, E-Lists, Publications, Images, Government, Commerce, ElectronicZoo.

Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW), NIH Office of Extramural Research
This site provides access to the NIH agency that administers animal welfare assurances of Public Health Service fundholders. Information provided includes:

University IACUC Sites


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