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 Guidelines to Promote the Wellbeing of Animals Used for Scientific Purposes (PDF 1MB)


3R Flyers (ANZCCART)

Alternatives to Shellfish Toxicity Testing (PDF 3MB)

Cell-Based Disease Models (PDF 2MB)

Computer Assisted Learning (PDF 4MB)

Fireflies to the Rescue (PDF 874KB)

Living Syringes (PDF 1MB)

Mannequins and Dummies (PDF 1MB)

Simple Ingenuity (PDF 3MB)


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).


ARRIVE Guidelines

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.

Acceptable in-water antibiotics (PDF 10KB)


NHMRC Animal Species Codes

You can download the NHMRC Animal Species Codes here.

Animal Species Codes (NHMRC) (PDF 18KB)


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