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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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International Cooperation on Alternative Test Methods (ICATM)

To establish international cooperation in the critical areas of validation studies, independent peer review, and development of harmonized recommendations in order to ensure worldwide acceptance.

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Alternatives Test Methods Table-Canadian 3Rs Microsite

The Alternative Test Methods Table is a resource for investigators and regulators on the validation and regulatory status of alternatives to animal-based regulatory test methods.

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General Database Information

Research Ethics- University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota community strives to meet the highest ethical standards in the planning and conduct of research.

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Talking Animals, Law & Philosophy

The talk series Talking Animals, Law & Philosophy wants to remedy this situation by providing a welcoming, engaging and rigorous forum for debate and ideas about the relations between animals, law and philosophy.

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Cambridge Human Biology Research Ethics Committee

Cambridge Human Biology Research Ethics Committee considers applications for ethical approval for research programmes in human biology.

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Home Office Legislation

The use of animals in scientific research remains a vital tool in improving our understanding of how biological systems work both in health and disease, and in the development of new medicines, treatments and technologies. Underpinning this research is a strong commitment to maintaining a rigorous regulatory system which ensures that animal research is carried out only where no practicable alternative exists and under controls which keep suffering to a minimum. This is achieved through robustly applying the principles of the 3Rs to all research proposals involving the use of animals.

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