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Animal Welfare Information Center

The Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC) is mandated by the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) to provide information for improved animal care and use in research, testing, and teaching. 

Blood collection tubes

Blood Collection Literature

A new dynamic publication list providing information related to Blood Collection in Laboratory Animals.

beagle dogs playing in a social housing kennel

Social Housing of Laboratory Animals

Information about pair and group housing of common animals used in research.

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Workshop on Meeting the Information Requirements of the Animal Welfare Act

AWIC provides training on how to effectively search the literature for 3Rs alternatives.

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Animal Welfare Act (AWA)

Sets standards for the treatment of animals in research, exhibition, transport, and by dealers.

Chemist Joyce Foster extracts chemicals to determine which plants are safe, palatable, and nutritious for livestock.   Photo by Scott Bauer.

3Rs Funding Opportunities

Funding opportunities for the Replacement, Refinement or Reduction of the use of animals in scientific research or testing.

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April 26, 2018 to April 27, 2018
Massachusetts Society for Medical Research
Lynne Walsh
Boston Park Plaza
Boston, MA
May 05, 2018 to May 08, 2018
Québec City, QC Canada
May 06, 2018 to May 11, 2018
Chicago Zoological Society - Brookfield Zoo
Brookfield, IL
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM).
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT).
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