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AAALAC International

AAALAC International is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through voluntary accreditation and assessment programs. AAALAC stands for the "Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care."

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AALAS

The American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) advances responsible laboratory animal care and use to benefit people and animals.

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AFLAS

The aim of the Asian Federation of Laboratory Animal Science Associations (AFLAS) is to promote through international co-operation Asian Congresses on Laboratory Animal Science for the purpose of reviewing scientific, technical and educational problems in Laboratory Animal Science, to develop other relevant activities in the interest of Laboratory Animal Science, and to contribute to animal welfare.

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ANZLAA

The Australian and New Zealand Laboratory Animal Association is a not-for-profit dedicated to improving the welfare of animals used in research and teaching. In addition to improving animal welfare through direct means, ANZLAA seeks to foster informed discussion and continuing professional development for those working with animals used in research and teaching.

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APV

The Association of Primate Veterinarians (APV) is an international organization consisting of over 400 veterinarians concerned with the health, care and welfare of nonhuman primates (NHPs). APV was informally initiated in 1973 by a key group of attendees at the Workshop in the Clinical Care of Nonhuman Primates, March 7-8, 1973 (National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland). The organization became more formally recognized, as the Association of Primate Veterinary Clinicians, when bylaws were established at the Annual Workshop in 1979. In 1983, the organization's name was changed to the Association of Primate Veterinarians. Our current membership consists of veterinarians who work with, provide and oversee care for a wide variety of NHP species in a broad range of settings. These settings include research facilities in major universities including the National Primate Research Centers, industry, and zoos as well as breeders and importers of primates for research. Our objectives are to promote the dissemination of information relating to the health, care and welfare of nonhuman primates; to provide a mechanism by which primate veterinarians may speak collectively on matters regarding nonhuman primates; and to promote fellowship among primate veterinarians. 

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Basel declaration

The signatories commit to accepting greater responsibility in animal experiments and to intensive cooperation with the public, but also with national and international decision makers. They are actively seeking to show that science and animal welfare are not diametrically opposed and to make a constructive contribution to the dialogue taking place in society.

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CALAS

Since 1961, the Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science (CALAS) has been working to eliminate inhumane and unnecessary use of animals in research. Working with a membership comprised of veterinarians, physicians, researchers, administrators and technicians, CALAS has achieved many successes in improving the care of laboratory animals in research, teaching and testing.

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ECLAM

ECLAM is the veterinary college within Europe for the speciality of laboratory animal medicine, and like other veterinary speciality colleges is overseen by the European Board of Veterinary Specialisation.

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ECOPA

The goal of the European consensus-platform for alternatives is to respond to the need for the creation of a pan-European platform to stimulate research into alternatives to animal experiments and to enforce the acceptance of alternatives in experimental practice. ECOPA acts as a link between the different national platforms.

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ECVAM

The European Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods (ECVAM) ECVAM was created by a Communication from the Commission to the Council and the Parliament in October 1991, pointing to a requirement in Directive 86/609/EEC on the protection of animals used for experimental and other scientific purposes, which requires that the Commission and the Member States should actively support the development, validation and acceptance of methods which could reduce, refine or replace the use of laboratory animals.

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EPAA

The European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA) is an unprecedented voluntary collaboration between the European Commission, European trade associations, and companies from seven industry sectors. The partners are committed to pooling knowledge and resources to accelerate the development, validation and acceptance of alternative approaches to further the reduction, refinement and replacement (3Rs) of animal use in regulatory testing.

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ESLAV

The European Society of Laboratory Animal Veterinarians (ESLAV) gives veterinarians a forum to discuss issues which concern them, in the field of laboratory animal science, in general and in Europe specifically. The society's objectives are to promote and disseminate expert veterinary knowledge within the field of laboratory animal science.

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European Union - Commission - Laboratory Animals

The protection and welfare of animals is an area covered by a wide range of EU legislation. These include wildlife, zoo animals, farm animals, animals in transport and animals used for scientific purposes. Animal studies, whether it is for the development or production of new medicines, for physiological studies, for studying environmental effects or for the testing of chemicals or new food additives, has to be carried out in compliance with EU legislation.

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European Union - Council

The Council is the main decision-making body of the European Union. The ministers of the Member States meet within the Council of the European Union. Depending on the issue on the agenda, each country will be represented by the minister responsible for that subject (foreign affairs, finance, social affairs, transport, agriculture, etc.).

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European Union - Lex

EUR-Lex provides free access to European Union law and other documents considered to be public. The website is available in 23 official languages of the European Union.

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European Union - Parliament

The European Parliament is the only directly-elected body of the European Union. The 736 Members of the European Parliament are there to represent you, the citizen. They are elected once every five years by voters right across the 27 Member States of the European Union on behalf of its 500 million citizens.

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FGB

The Foundation Guido Bernardini sets out to promote biomedical research by focusing, in particular, on training for the development of professionals.

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IAT

The Institute of Animal Technology's purpose is to advance knowledge and promote excellence in the care and welfare of animals in science and to enhance the standards and status of those professionally engaged in the care, welfare and use of animals in science.

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ICLAS

The International Council of Laboratory Animal Science (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.

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Laboratory Animals Ltd.

LAL is a registered charity whose aims are to promote education and training in laboratory animal science. LAL funds a range of initiatives in the field of laboratory animal science including bursaries to attend appropriate training courses, speakers at scientific meetings, financial assistance for workshops the proceedings of FELASA conferences and of course our journal, Laboratory Animals.
 

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