3Rs-Centre Utrecht Life Sciences (ULS): Codes of Practice

Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International (AAALAC), Position Statements

American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS), Position statements

  • Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
  • Alleviating Pain and Distress in Laboratory Animals
  • The Scientific Basis for Regulation of Animal Care and Use
  • Performance-Based Criteria as the Basis for Determining Laboratory Animal Housing Standards
  • Standards for Assessing the Quality of Laboratory Rodents
  • International Standards for Assessing the Quality of Laboratory Rodents
  • Health Care for Genetically Altered Rodents
  • Infrastructural Support for Animal-Based Research
  • Use of Animals in Precollege Education
  • Animal Rights Terrorism
  • Species Fact Sheets

American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM), Position statements

  • Academics & Research Committee Report
  • Adequate Veterinary Care
  • Animal Use In Research, Testing & Teaching
  • Pain and Distress
  • Reproducibility
  • Rodent Surgery
  • Rodent Euthanasia
  • Statement on the 3R's
  • Training & Education In Use of Animals
  • Value of AAALAC Accreditation
  • Guidance Document on Evaluation of Laboratory Animal Care Standards

American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia: Position Statements

  • Anesthesia-Free Dentistry
  • Control of Waste Anesthetic Gases in the Workplace
  • Non-Discrimination Statement
  • Statement of Inclusiveness
  • Training Process and Role of an ACVAA Diplomate
  • The Treatment of Pain in Animals

American Fisheries Society - Policy Statements - Guidelines for Use of Fishes in Field Research (2014) (PDF)

American Psychological Association (APA) - Guidelines for Ethical Conduct in the Care and Use of Nonhuman Animals in Research

American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH): Animal Care Guidelines 

  • Guidelines for Live Amphibians and Reptiles in Field and Laboratory Research (2004)
  • Use of Fishes in Field Research (2013)

American Society of Mammalogists: Guidelines of the American Society of Mammalogists for the use of wild mammals in research and education (2016, PDF)

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) - Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals (2020, PDF)

California Biomedical Research Association (CBRA) - Fact Sheets about pre-clinical biomedical research, drug development, and the important role animals play in medical advancement.

Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC)

European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ECLAM) - Position statements

European Society of Laboratory Animal Veterinarians (ESLAV) - Legislation and Guidelines

Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations (FELASA)

IAA, The IACUC Administrators Association:

  • Membership
  • Meetings
  • Veterinary Verification and Consultation (VVC) — (DOC)

National Centre for the Replacement Refinement & Reduction of Animals in Research

New Jersey Association for Biomedical Research (NJABR) - Template (PDF) for Managing Inspections.

Norwegian Consensus-Platform for Replacement, Reduction and Refinement of Animal Experiments (Norecopa)

Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) - animal welfare in toxicity assays

Ornithological Council - BIRDNET: "Guidelines to the Use of Wild Birds in Research" — PDF

Society for Neuroscience: Policies on the Use of Animals and Humans in Research

Understanding Animal Research: Concordat on Openness on Animal Research