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University Biomedical Services (UBS)

 

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EMBASE from Elsevier Life Science Solutions

Embase is a crucial resource for discovering biomedical evidence within published, peer-reviewed literature, in-press publications and conference abstracts.

Topic: Information on drugs and diseases

Norwegian Institute of Public Health

Researchers can apply for access to data from health registries and health studies, as well as biological material from the biobanks. Here you will find guidelines and electronic application forms.

Topic: Information on drugs and diseases

The Macaque Website

The Macaque Website is a free resource for everyone who works with, or is interested in, laboratory macaques: animal care staff and technicians, facility managers, veterinarians, researchers, students, policy makers and IACUC/AWERB members. Developed by the UK’s National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs), this site provides referenced information and practical guidance on the natural history and behaviour of macaques, their care and management in captivity, and ways to assess their welfare.

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US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA)
Topic: Information on drugs and diseases

The Nordic Pharmaco Epidemiological Network (NorPEN)
Topic: Information on drugs and diseases

Procedures With Care

Procedures with Care Website by Newcastle University, NC3Rs and IAT, provides a series of resources to support the adoption of best practice for commonly used procedures in animal research. The focus is on rats and mice but further material will be added to expand the range of techniques and species in the future.   

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Animal Research Info

Animal Research Info-is an international collaboration of scientists and researchers. As expert contributors, we provide and edit the content, making it as accurate and up-to-date as possible.

Topic: Information on drugs and diseases

WHO Collaborating Centre for International Drug Monitoring (UMC)

UMC regularly publishes scientific papers in a range of international journals. These papers record progress and results from research into clinical or methodological issues in pharmacovigilance.

Topic: Information on drugs and diseases

Searching for 3Rs Information- Published Literature Sources

There is a legal and ethical obligation to reduce the numbers of animals in research and to enhance the welfare of those that are used. This has led to an increased need for access to information on this topic. To help meet these obligations, members of the UK Pharmaceutical Industry set up a working party of information experts (I3R) with the aim "to encourage the development of best practice in the provision and retrieval of information on alternatives to animals in pharmaceutical R&D with special reference to Refinement, Reduction and Replacement (3Rs)." 

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European Medicines Agency (EMA-EUROPA)

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is a decentralised agency of the European Union (EU), located in London. It began operating in 1995. The Agency is responsible for the scientific evaluation, supervision and safety monitoring of medicines developed by pharmaceutical companies for use in the EU.

Topic: Information on drugs and diseases

The Medical Research Council

The MRC ethics series document ‘Good research practice: principles and guidelines’ sets out the MRC’s expectations for MRC research units and institutes, MRC university units, MRC centres and MRC grant holders in the form of principles, guidelines and standards to foster good research practice in all MRC-funded research.

Topic: Information on drugs and diseases

ARRIVE Guidelines

ARRIVE (Animal Research: Reporting of In Vivo Experiments) guidelines are intended to improve the reporting of research using animals – maximising information published and minimising unnecessary studies.

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