Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC)
Owner/Developer: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
|Country:||United States of America|
The Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC) is mandated by the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) to provide information for improved animal care and use in research, testing, and teaching.
The focus of the Center's information products, services, and activities is to help the regulated community with employee training and to promote the humane care and use of animals by providing information on alternatives (improved methods of animal experimentation which could reduce or replace animal use or minimize pain and distress to animals). AWIC also provides support to other USDA agencies such as the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Animal Care and the Agricultural Research Service.
|Audience:||Regulators - Industry - Scientists - Researchers - Educators|
|User access:||Open access|
|Relevance:||Replacement - Reduction - Refinement|
|Purpose:||Education and training - Documentation and information|
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