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International Council for Lab Animal Science (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: "Three Rs"


Go3R is a sematic search engine to avoid animal experiments.

Topic: Search tools and databases

Laboratory Animal Veterinary Association (LAVA)
Topic: "Three Rs"

3R Guide-Norecopa

In collaboration with the Animal Welfare Information Center at the US Department of Agriculture in Beltsville, USA has produced a database which provides an overview of guidelines, databases, journals, email lists, regulations and policies which may help researchers to implement the 3Rs when planning research that may involve animals. The database is called 3R Guide.

The aim of 3R Guide is to provide a 'one-stop shop' for researchers who need to gain an overview of available 3R resources.

Topic: Search tools and databases

PREPARE (Planning Research and Experimental Procedures on Animals)

Recommendations for Excellence: as part of ongoing efforts to reduce waste and increase the reproducibility of animal research and testing, a group of experts led by the Secretary of Norecopa has produced a set of guidelines for planning animal experiments


Topic: "Three Rs"

National Centre for the Replacement Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs)
Topic: "Three Rs"

NORINA (A Norwegian Inventory of Alternatives)

NORINA is an English-language database containing information on over 3,500 audiovisual aids that may be used as alternatives or supplements to the use of animals in education and training, including dissection alternatives, at all levels from Junior School to University.  The information in the database has been collected from 1991 onwards.

Topic: Alternative methods, Search tools and databases

Swiss 3R Network

According to the network's website, the goal of the network is to promote the exchange and compilation of 3R-relevant unique expertise that is widely scattered in various teams and labs and to disseminate the accumulated knowledge, know-how and expertise, in particular to newcomers in the field.

Topic: "Three Rs"

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA)
Topic: "Three Rs"

Classic Audiovisual Database-Norina

The Classic AVs database complements NORINA by providing information on audiovisual products produced some years ago, using technology which has been surpassed by modern digital techniques. We offer this collection for those who wish to continue to use classic technology.

Topic: Search tools and databases

American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS)

AALAS is an association of professionals that advances responsible laboratory animal care and use to benefit people and animals.

Topic: "Three Rs"

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