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 and reports

  • 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 (1988) (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): Publications

  • Use of Live Amphibians and Reptiles in Field Research (2004)
  • Use of Fishes in Field Research (2013)
  • Rattlesnake Roundups (2005)

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

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) - Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals (2013, PDF)

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

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 (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"

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

Understanding Animal Research: Concordat on Openness on Animal Research