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NC3Rs: National Centre for Three Rs, UK

A mainly government funded body which provides input to the UK’s Three Rs agenda, carries out research and provides funds for Three R research. 

Topic: Portals and Websites

Guidelines for "Good Scientific Practice"

These reccomendations are provided by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft  and are available in English. They may apply for a Three R information retrieval and the way, the retrieved information is processed and discussed in the project applications (to safeguard transparency, etc.).  

Topic: Other Resources

EURL ECVAM Tracking System on Alternative Methods Towards Regulatory Acceptance (TSAR)

TSAR is a tool aimed at providing a transparent view on the status of alternative methods as they progress from purely scientific protocols submitted for eventual validation to being actively used in a regulatory context. This tracking system intends to cover all steps, from the initial submission for validation until final adoption by inclusion in the EU legislation and/or related Guidance Documents, when appropriate.   

Topic: Portals and Websites

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.

Topic: Other Resources

Animal Welfare Information Centre (AWIC)

The Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC) is is part of the US Department of Agriculture. It is mandated by the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) to provide information for improved animal care and use in research, testing, teaching, and exhibition.

Topic: Portals and Websites

UC Davis Centre for Animal Alternatives Information

The UC Davis Centre places special emphasis on disseminating up-to-date information concerning animal alternatives through every level of public and private education. It also seeks to provide investigators who use animals with information on the most current methods for improving all aspects of animal care during their work. 

Topic: Portals and Websites

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.   

Topic: Other Resources

ALTWEB-Alternatives to Animal Testing

This Website was created to serve as a gateway to alternatives news, information, and resources on the Internet and beyond. Altweb hosts the journal ALTEX: Alternatives to Animal Experimentation, which is the official publication of the Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT).

Topic: Portals and Websites

ICLAS

ICLAS is an international scientific organization dedicated to advancing human and animal health by promoting the ethical  care and use of laboratory animals in research worldwide.

Topic: Portals and Websites

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)." 

Topic: Other Resources

Bibliography on Alternatives to Animal Testing (Altbib)

Bibliography on Alternatives to Animal Testing (Altbib), is a resource portal for Alternatives to the Use of Live Vertebrates in Biomedical Research and Testing hosted by Specialized Information Services of US National Library of Medicine.

Topic: Portals and Websites

Understanding Animal Research

Understanding Animal Research aim to provide all you want to know about animal research, whether you are a concerned member of the public or have a special interest.

Topic: Portals and Websites

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