Animal Welfare Links
The Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching (ANZCCART)
The Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching provides extensive information on matters relating to animal welfare, including Fact Sheets on matters relating to pain and pain control, the care and handling of many types of animal used in research and teaching, experimental techniques, quarantine and statistical issues. You can access the ANZCCART website here.
NHMRC Guidelines to Promote the Wellbeing of Animals Used for Scientific Purposes
You can download the NHMRC Guidelines to Promote the Wellbeing of Animals Used for Scientific Purposes below.
NHMRC Best Practice Methodology in the Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes
You can download the NHMRC Best Practice Methodology in the Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes 2017 below.
3R Flyers (ANZCCART)
NC3Rs (National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement & Reduction of Animals in Research)
Free short videos and assorted resources to assist researchers in developing their skills working with laboratory animals and wildlife. You can access the NC3Rs website here (https://www.nc3rs.org.uk/topic-specific-resources-0).
The ARRIVE guidelines are intended to improve the reporting of research using animals, maximising information published & minimising unnecessary studies.
The ARRIVE checklist is to be used when submitting manuscripts. A completed checklist can be provided as supplementary information and will help reviewers and editors to ensure the high-quality reporting of animal research.
An ARRIVE guidelines example is also available.
The Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UK)
The Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UK) is a scientific and technical animal welfare organisation that is committed to improving animal welfare through education and support of developments in the science and technology that underpin advances in animal welfare. You can access the UFAW website here.
The Animal Welfare Information Centre (AWIC)
The Animal Welfare Information Centre (AWIC) is part of the US Department of Agriculture and provides useful information on animal care, alternatives to animal use, environmental enrichment, euthanasia, anaesthesia and analgesia. You can access the AWIC website here.
The Johns Hopkins University Centre for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT)
The Johns Hopkins University Centre for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) provides extensive information to assist researchers in identifying alternatives to animal testing. Please visit their ALTWEB page to view their global clearinghouse for information on alternatives to animal testing. You can access the CAAT website here.
CCAC Three Rs Microsite
The Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) is a national peer-review organization responsible for setting, maintaining, and overseeing the implementation of high standards for animal ethics and care in science throughout Canada. This organisation has created a “Three Rs Microsite” website that provides useful information on replacement, reduction, and refinement alternatives for animal use in science. You can access the website here: http://3rs.ccac.ca/en/
In-Water Antibiotics for Rats and Mice
You can download information on the acceptable use of in-water antibiotics for rats and mice here.
NHMRC Animal Species Codes
You can download the NHMRC Animal Species Codes here.
Lab Animal Research Videos: This collection is a comprehensive video guide for appropriate lab animal care and use. Since a majority of biomedical research is focused on studies involving rodents, it is critical that every scientist learns the essential procedures demonstrated in these videos. You can access the Jove website here.
JoVE Video Journal
JoVE also publishes the leading peer-reviewed, PubMed-indexed video methods journal. Articles consist of high-quality video demonstrations and detailed text protocols which facilitate scientific reproducibility and productivity. The scope of the journal includes novel techniques, innovative applications of existing techniques, and gold standard protocols in the physical and life sciences. You can access the JoVE Video Journal here.