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 and reports

  • Academics & Research Committee Report
  • Adequate Veterinary Care
  • Animal Use In Research, Testing & Teaching
  • 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

  • Treatment of pain in animals. (JAVMA, Vol. 213, No. 5, 628-30.)
  • Suggestions for monitoring anesthetized veterinary patients. (JAVMA, Vol. 206, No. 7, 936-937.)
  • Commentary and recommendations on control of waste anesthetic gases in the workplace. (JAVMA, Vol. 209, No. 1, 75-77.)

American Fisheries Society - Policy Statements - Guidelines for Use of Fishes in Research (2004) (PDF)

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

American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH)

  • Guidelines for Use of Live Amphibians and Reptiles in Field Research
  • Guidelines for Use of Fishes in Field Research

American Society of Mammalogists

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

Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International (AAALAC): Concordat on Openness on Animal Research

  • Accreditation Program
  • Newsletters and Specialty Publications
  • Position Statements
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Council News

California Biomedical Research Association (CBRA) - press releases, professional development, media kit for the press including fact sheets for common myths and information on animal in research

Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC)

ESLAV ECLAM Website - European Society of Laboratory Animal Veterinarians and European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine

Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations (FELASA)

IAA, The IACUC Administrators Association:

New Jersey Association for Biomedical Research (NJABR) - Template 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"

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

Understanding Animal Research: Concordat on Openness on Animal Research