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Useful Resources

For more information about animal research protections and responsibilities, please visit the following links:

AAALAC International Position Statements

Animal Welfare Act and Amendments

Animal Welfare Act and Regulations

Animal Welfare Information Center

Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories


Guide To Rat and Mouse Research



GVSU's Occupational Health and Safety Program

Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Agricultural Research and Training

Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals: 8th Edition

Guidelines for the Care and Use of Mammals in Neuroscience and Behavioral Research (Requires Acrobat Reader 6.0 or above)

Guidelines for Use of Live Amphibians and Reptiles in Field and Laboratory Research

Guidelines to the Use of Wild Birds in Research

Institutional Administrator's Manual for Laboratory Animal Care and Use

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Guidebook

Investigator and Member Training

Laboratory Animal Management: Rodents

National Institutes of Health's Office of Animal Care and Use

Occupational Health and Safety Administration

Occupational Health and Safety in Care and Use of Research Animals

OLAW/ARENA IACUC Guidebook (2nd edition)

PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Research Animals

AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals: 2013 Edition

Report of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine on Adequate Veterinary Care in Research, Testing, and Teaching

The Psychological Well-Being of Nonhuman Primates

U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

U.S. Government Principles for the Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used in Testing Research and Training