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University Biomedical Services (UBS)



Advancing scientific research and education with peer-reviewed video on human stem cells differentiation
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NORINA (A Norwegian Inventory of Audiovisuals)

NORINA is an English-language database containing information on over 3,500 audiovisual aids.

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American Fund for Alternatives to Animal Research (AFAAR)

AFAAR first helped make history by funding a landmark alternative to the infamous Draize rabbit eye test, later adopted by some major product and cosmetics companies.

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Medical Advances Without Animals Trust (MAWA)

MAWA's aim is to advance medical science to improve human health and therapeutic outcomes without using animals or animal products.

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European Consensus-Platform for Alternatives (ECOPA)

The primary aim of ECOPA is to promote "the three Rs" (Replacement, Reduction and Refinement) in the use of animals in research, testing, education and training in Europe.

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Mandatory Alternatives Petition (US)

The Mandatory Alternatives Petition seeks to change the way drug testing is done in laboratories before drugs are tested on people.

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Using 3D Cell Models to Screen Out Ineffective Agents Before Animal Studies

Scientists at the ICR are growing spheres of cancer cells in the laboratory which are designed to mimic the properties of solid tumours.

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FRAME-Alternatives Lab

The FRAME lab uses cells derived from human tissues to produce biologically relevant in vitro models of human organs, which behave and respond in the way they would in the body.

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Ethical Science Education (Library of Alternatives for Disection)

US-Founded in 1895, the New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS) is a Boston-based, national animal advocacy organization.

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Plan to Replace Animal Use Shared at Public Forum

Representatives of federal agencies invited the public to the annual meeting, held at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.

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A website with explanations and sources of alternatives.

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Research Animal resources (US)

Appendix A of the Animal Usage Form asks for the methods used to search for alternatives to procedures that may cause more than slight pain or distress to animals.

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