Resources: Animal Research
An extensive listing of biobanks, tissue banks, and biorepositories, with links to all institutions.
OLAW provides guidance and interpretation of the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, supports educational programs, and monitors compliance with the Policy. This site includes a variety of resources, including laws, regulations, guidance documents, and educational materials.
This report reviews key provisions of the Animal Welfare Act and related legislative action.
IACUC.org is an information resource for members and staff of institutional animal care and use committees (IACUCs), entities that must be established by institutions that use lab animals for research or instructional purposes to oversee and evaluate all aspects of the institution’s animal care and use program. The site links…
IOM was asked to conduct an analysis of the scientific necessity of chimpanzees for NIH-funded research. In this report, it establishes a set of uniform, restrictive criteria to guide research use of chimps to prevent or control public health challenges.
This site describes NIH’s plans to substantially reduce the use of chimps in NIH-funded research, and includes a variety of links describing the history of this decision.
Special Section: Moving Forward in Animal Research Ethics
Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, Vol. 24, Issue 4
The articles in this special section address a range of issues relating to animal research, law, and bioethics.
Special Issue: Rethinking the Ethics of Research Involving Non-Human Animals
Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics Vol. 35, Issue 2
The articles in this issue assess how moral argument and empirical studies stand to guide animal research policies and practices into the future.
One scientist's response to key objections against animal research, and an argument that the responsible use of animals in biomedical research with the goal of advancing medical knowledge, science and human health, is scientifically and morally justified.
This article reviews the conceptual history of the regulation of animal research, explores the main legal provisions, and addresses future directions.