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Alternatives and Animal Welfare Science


  • Altweb (link)

  • AltTox (link)

  • American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS)

  • European Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods (ECVAM)

  • European Consensus-Platform for Alternatives (ECOPA)

  • Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations (FELASA)

  • Institute of In Vitro Sciences (IIVS)

  • Institutional Animal Care and User Committees (IACUC)

  • International Council for Laboratory Animal Sciences (ICLAS)

  • International network for humane education (InterNICHE)

  • Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM)

  • Johns Hopkins University Centre for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT)

  • Laboratory Animal Science Association (LASA)

  • National Centre for the 3Rs (NC3Rs)

  • Norwegian Reference Centre for Laboratory Animal Science and Alternatives (NORINA)

  • Society for In Vitro Biology (SIVB)

  • ZEBET (link)



Veterinary science


  • American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)

  • American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners (ASLAP)

  • Animal Health Information Specialists (AHIS)

  • Animal Health Trust (AHT)

  • Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists (AVA)

  • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

  • British Veterinary Association (BVA)

  • Digital Resources for Veterinary Trainers (Digires)

  • European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ECLAM)

  • European Society of Laboratory Animal Veterinarians (ESLAV)

  • International Federation for Animal Health (IFAH)

  • Laboratory Animals Veterinary Association (LAVA)

  • NetVet and Electronic Zoo (link)

  • Perpectives in Laboratory Animal Science (PiLAS)

  • Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RVS)

  • The Merck Veterinary Manual (link)

  • VetTech (link)

Animal welfare and care


  • Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC)

  • Animal Welfare Institute (AWI)

  • Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC)

  • Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching (ANZCCART)

  • British Veterinary Association Animal Welfare Foundation (BVAAWF)

  • Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC)

  • EUPREN European Primate Resources NetworkHumane Society of the United States (HSUS)

  • Institute of Animal Technology (IAT)

  • Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR)

  • Naturewatch (Naturewatch)

  • NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)

  • Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA)

  • Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Scottish SPCA)

  • Scientists Center for Animal Welfare (SCAW)

  • The Shape of Enrichment (link)

  • Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW)

Journals and periodicals

  • Animal Welfare (link)

  • Applied Animal Behaviour Science (AABS)

  • BioMed Search (biomedsearch.com)

  • ILAR Journal (link)

  • Journal of Experimental Animal Science (JEAS)

  • Lab Animal (link)

  • Laboratory Animals (link)

  • Laboratory Primate Newsletter (link)

  • Scandinavian Journal of Laboratory Animal Science (link)

Commercial organisations involved in Three Rs research


  • Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)

  • European Chemicals Industry Council (CEFIC)

  • European Crop Protection Association (ECPA)

  • In Vitro Testing Industrial Platform (IVTIP)

  • Laboratory Animal Breeders Association (LABA)

  • Lhasa Ltd (link)

  • European Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (Cosmetics Europe)

Research defence organisations


  • Americans for Medical Progress (AMP)

  • Coalition for Medical Progress (CMP)

  • Understanding Animal Research  (UAR)

  • Seriously Ill for Medical Research (SIMR)

  • SABRE Research UK (link)




  • Animal Ethics Dilemma (link)

  •  Animal Ethics Infolink (link)

  • Boyd Group (link)

  • Doctors & Lawyers for Responsible Medicine (DLRM)

  • Nuffield Council on Bioethics (link)

  • Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)

Anti-vivisection organisations


  • Animal Aid (link)

  • The British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV)

  • National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS)

  • New-England Anti-vivisection Society (NEAVS)

  • New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society (NZAVS)