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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. 

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3Rs Symposium

A selection of presentations from a symposium that was co-hosted by the USDA, AWIC; NIH, OLAW; the Johns Hopkins Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology, and CAAT.

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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.

Animal Welfare Act History Digital Collection

Animal Welfare Act History Digital Collection (AWAHDC)

The AWAHDC contains U.S. Government publications that fall into three categories: Legislative, Regulatory and USDA publications.

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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August 22, 2021 to August 26, 2021
MECC Maastricht
Maastricht, Netherlands
Tuesday, February 09, 2021
NTP Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods (NICEATM).
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
U.S. EPA. Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
Monday, January 11, 2021
USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

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