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Alternatives Literature Searching

close-up of a computer keyboardThe regulations of the AWA require that investigators provide Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUCs) with documentation demonstrating that alternatives to procedures that may cause more than momentary pain or distress to the animals have been considered and that activities do not unnecessarily duplicate previous experiments. A thorough literature search regarding alternatives using relevant sources helps to meet this Federal mandate. 

USDA. NAL. Animal Welfare Information Center.

Databases containing information on biomedical research, biological science, animal science, veterinary medicine, fish and wildlife research, toxicology and specialized alternative (3R) methods.