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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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Meeting the Requirements of the Animal Welfare Act Workshop

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.

AWIC Newsletter

Sign Up for AWIC’s Monthly Newsletter

Newsletter topics include: The Animal Welfare Act, new 3Rs methods, literature searching tips, upcoming trainings and workshops, and more!

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Friday, January 07, 2022
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Friday, December 10, 2021
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Thursday, December 02, 2021
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