Affiliate Members

AAALAC, International

AAALAC International is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through voluntary accreditation and assessment programs. More than 670 companies, universities, hospitals, government agencies, and other research institutions in 25 countries have earned AAALAC accreditation, demonstrating their commitment to responsible animal care and use.

Academy of Surgical Research—ASR

ASR encourages and advances education, research, and development in the arts and sciences of experimental surgery; promotes the humane use and treatment of experimental animals and prevents their use when other means can bring about the same scientific results; and encourages the advancement of the field of surgery in all aspects, including research, education, and critical promotion of research products for clinical applications.

Allied Trade Association—ATA

The ATA was formed in the late 1950s by a small group of vendors serving our industry. The purpose was to have an organized body to work with AALAS regarding the needs of vendors exhibiting at AALAS National Meetings.

American Biological Safety Association—ABSA

ABSA was founded in 1984 to promote biosafety as a scientific discipline and serve the growing needs of biosafety professionals throughout the world. The association's goals are to provide a professional association that represents the interests and needs of practitioners of biological safety, and to provide a forum for the continued and timely exchange of biosafety information.

American College of Lab Animal Medicine—ACLAM

ACLAM advances the humane care and responsible use of laboratory animals through certification of veterinary specialists, professional development, education, and research.

American Physiological Society—APS

The American Physiological Society (APS) is a nonprofit devoted to fostering education, scientific research, and dissemination of information in the physiological sciences.

American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners—ASLAP

ASLAP provides a mechanism for the exchange of scientific and technical information among veterinarians engaged in laboratory animal practice; encourages the development and dissemination of knowledge in areas related to laboratory animal practice; acts as a spokesperson for laboratory animal practitioners within the AVMA House of Delegates and encourages its members to provide training for veterinarians in the field of laboratory animal practice at both the pre- and post-doctoral levels.

American Veterinary Medical Association—AVMA

AVMA advances the science and art of veterinary medicine, including its relationship to public health, biological science, and agriculture. The association provides a forum for the discussion of issues of importance to the veterinary profession, and for the development of official positions. AVMA is the authorized voice for the profession in presenting its views to government, academia, agriculture, pet owners, the media, and other concerned publics.

Americans for Medical Progress—AMP

AMP aims to protect society's investment in research. To that end, it promotes public understanding of and support for the appropriate role of animals in biomedical research so that scientists are able to continue their quest for cures and improved methods of treatment for illness, injury, and disease.

Animal Transportation Association (AATA)

AATA International, Inc. is a professional environmental and social consultancy specializing in management, permitting, and technical services for natural resource development projects worldwide. Clients include mining, oil and gas, utility, and other industrial companies of all sizes including Fortune 500; global financial institutions; local, state, and federal government agencies, engineering companies and EPC contractors; as well as other entities in the USA and around the world.

The mission at AATA is to provide the best in comprehensive, multidisciplinary social and environmental management, permitting, and technical services to clients worldwide, with speed, quality, and cost-effectiveness, using a seamless network of exceptional global associates.

Asoc Mex de la Ciencia de los Anim de Laboratorio (AMCAL)

AMCAL, the Mexican Association for Laboratory Animal Science, is a non-profit membership association dedicated to promoting the quality research that leads to scientific gains which benefit people and animals. We provide a forum for the exchange of information and expertise in the care and use of laboratory animals. 

Association of Primate Veterinarians—APV

APV is an international organization consisting of over 400 veterinarians concerned with the health, care, and welfare of nonhuman primates (NHPs). The objectives are to promote the dissemination of information relating to the health, care, and welfare of nonhuman primates; to provide a mechanism by which primate veterinarians may speak collectively on matters regarding nonhuman primates; and to promote fellowship among primate veterinarians.

Associazione Italiana per le Scienze degli Animali—AISAL

AISAL’s objectives are to promote scientific knowledge and regulations for correct breeding, maintenance and treatment of laboratory animals according to a professional ethical code, and in respect of national and international rules and laws, to promote the study of experimental animal models, and to promote the use of methods alternative or complementary to the use of animals in biomedical research.

Eagleson Institute—EI

The Eagleson Institute is a nonprofit foundation with a mission to promote the principles and practices of laboratory safety. We carry out our mission by offering seminars and conferences, producing digital training media, awarding scholarships, and sponsoring lectures.

Fondazione Guido Bernardini (FGB)

A not for profit foundation which pursues purposes of social utility, promoting the gathering and circulation of knowledge relating to safety in the working environment in areas destined to animal housing for preclinical, medical, and biological research. These purposes are achieved for the benefit of those operating in such areas both by gathering and diffusing knowledge regarding safety in the workplace and by promoting and encouraging studies and research related to the management of ergonomic and hygiene issues within animal housing facilities.

Foundation for Biomedical Research—FBR

Established in 1981, the Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR) is the nation’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to improving human and animal health by promoting public understanding and support for the humane and responsible use of animals in medical and scientific research.

Institute for Laboratory Animal Research—ILAR

ILAR has prepare authoritative reports on subjects of importance to the animal care and use community; serves as a clearinghouse for information about animal resources; develops and makes available scientific and technical information on laboratory animals and other biological research resources for the scientific community and the public.

International Council for Lab Animal Science—ICLAS

ICLAS aims to promote and coordinate the development of laboratory animal science throughout the world and as a matter of priority in developing countries, to promote international collaboration in laboratory animal science, to promote quality definition and monitoring of laboratory animals, and to collect and disseminate information on laboratory animal science, among other things.

International Society for Transgenic Technologies—ISTT

ISTT is a nonprofit society that fosters and encourages knowledge generation, discussion, training and education, and the diffusion of the technologies and specific research used for the genetic modification of animals, in particular those aimed at generating and/or analysing transgenic and mutant animals as particularly useful experimental models in the biology, biomedicine and biotechnology disciplines. ISTT also acts as a meeting point and debate forum for all professionals and students in the field, including scientists and specialists, personnel from relevant companies and, in general, any individuals with an interest in the generation and/or the analysis of transgenic animals.

Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing—CAAT

The Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) is a small, non-profit center which promotes humane science by supporting the creation, development, validation, and use of alternatives to animals in research, product safety testing, and education.

Laboratory Animal Breeders Association-LABA

To promote the responsible production of animals for use in biomedical research.  And, to extend, increase and disseminate knowledge of the breeding, maintenance, health and transportation of laboratory animals. 

Laboratory Animal Management Association—LAMA

LAMA advances the laboratory animal management profession through education, knowledge exchange, and professional development.

Laboratory Animal Welfare Training Exchange—LAWTE

The Laboratory Animal Welfare Training Exchange aims to promote an information exchange among laboratory animal welfare trainers on training programs, systems, materials, and services for the purpose of promoting the highest standards of laboratory animal care and use.

Massachusetts Society for Medical Research—MSMR

MSMR promotes and enhances biomedical and biological research, including the humane care and use of animals, for the improved health and well-being of people, animals, and the environment.

National Association for Biomedical Research—NABR

The National Association for Biomedical Research (NABR) is the only national, nonprofit organization dedicated solely to advocating sound public policy that recognizes the vital role of humane animal use in biomedical research, higher education and product safety testing.

National Society for Histotechnology—NSH

The National Society for Histotechnology is a non-profit organization, committed to the advancement of histotechnology, its practitioners and quality standards of practice through leadership, education and advocacy.

Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research—PRIM&R

Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) advances the highest ethical standards in the conduct of biomedical, behavioral, and social science research. We accomplish this mission through education, membership services, professional certification, public policy initiatives, and community building.

Scientists Center for Animal Welfare—SCAW

SCAW’s mission is to promote the best practices of humane care, use, and management of animals involved in research, testing or education in laboratory, agricultural, wildlife, or other settings.

Sleep Research Society—SRS

The Sleep Research Society is advancing science, education, and health in sleep.

Society of Laboratory Animal Veterinary Technicians—SLAVT

The Society of Laboratory Animal Veterinary Technicians is an emerging group focused on animal welfare; sharing clinical, surgical, and technical ideas among members; supporting continuing education; and professional networking. We encourage your outreach and participation and ask that you contact us and get involved with our mission.

Society for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging—SNMMI

The goal of the SNMMI Best Practices in Preclinical Imaging Initiative is to provide guidelines based on the community experience in designing and conducting preclinical imaging experiments. This collaborative effort aims to bring together the best solutions for various imaging modalities and to highlight alternatives and specifics for targeted applications. By providing a common set of information, along with some specific examples of working solutions, we hope to improve the standards of imaging in all preclinical laboratories.

Society of Quality Assurance—SQA

SQA is dedicated to providing a forum for information exchange and utilization of knowledge in research and regulatory quality assurance, promoting the profession through leadership and effective professional relationships, and enhancing knowledge of regulatory and quality assurance concerns that impact research.

Zebrafish Husbandry Association—ZHA

The Zebrafish Husbandry Association is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting and developing zebrafish husbandry standards through education, collaboration, and publication. ZHA's membership is comprised of a wide range of people interested in zebrafish culture; including research and veterinary professionals, facility managers, technicians, fish culturists, aquacultural engineers, and representatives from various private aquaculture supply and biomedical companies.