Animal Subject Use



Public Health Service Policy on the Humane Care and use of Laboratory Animals on the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) Web site (October 2000 reprint)


PHS Policy Tutorial on NIH OLAW Web site:


Health Research Extension Act of 1985, Public Law 99-158. (Animals in Research) on the NIH OLAW Web site:


Animal Welfare Act and Regulations:


Guide to the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (1996) on the National Academy Press
Web site.


One free copy of the Guide to Care and Use of Laboratory Animals as well as information about foreign language translations is available on the Web site of the National Academy’s Institute for Laboratory Animal Research  (ILAR)


Guidelines for the Care and Use of Mammals in Neuroscience and Behavioral Research was published in 2003 as an expansion of the Guide to Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. This book specifically covers the use of mammals in neuroscience and behavioral experiments.


Report of the AVMA Panel on Euthanasia (2000) on the AVMA Web site.


IACUC Guidebook


Bioethics Resources on the Web (compiled by the NIH):


Links to information about animal research


AAALAC (Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care) International homepage:
Scientists Center for Animal Welfare homepage:

American Association for Laboratory Animal Science homepage:

National Association for Biomedical Research homepage:

Foundation for Biomedical Research homepage:

Research Defense Society homepage:


Links to information from animal rights groups homepage:

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals homepage: