Organisations of relevance to animal research

Animal welfare organisations are listed here.

Organisations within Laboratory Animal Science

AAALAC International (Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International)
AALAS (American Association for Laboratory Animal Science)
AASEA (Algerian Association of Experimental Animal Sciences)
ACLAM (American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine)
AFLAS (Asian Federation of Laboratory Animal Science Associations)
AFSTAL (Association Francaise des Sciences et Techniques de l'Animal de Laboratoire)*
AISAL (Associazione Italiana per le Scienze degli Animali da Laboratorio; Italian Laboratory Animal Science Association)
ALAVTN (Academy of Laboratory Animal Veterinary Technicians and Nurses)
AniMatch (an online sharing platform for the exchange of organs and tissues)
ANZCCART (Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching)
ANZLAA (Australian and New Zealand Laboratory Animal Association)​
ARSAL (Asociatia Româna pentru Stiinta Animalelor de Laborator; Romanian Laboratory Animal Science Association)
ASLAP (American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners)
AUCyTAL (Asociación Uruguaya de Ciencia y Tecnología de Animales de Laboratorio)
AWIC (Animal Welfare Information Center), USA
Balt-LASA (Baltic Laboratory Animal Science Association)
BCLAS (Belgian Council for Laboratory Animal Science)
CALAS/ACSAL (Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science)
CAAT (Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing)
CAAT-EU (Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing - Europe)
CALAS (Chinese Association for Laboratory Animal Science)
CCAC (Canadian Council on Animal Care)
CICUALES (Red Colombiana de Comités Institucionales Para el Cuidado y Uso de Animales)
CLASA (Czech Laboratory Animal Science Association)
CroLASA (Croatian Laboratory Animal Science Association)
CSLAS (Chinese Tapei Society for Laboratory Animal Science)
EAARA (Egyptian Association for Animal Research Advancement)
EARA (European Animal Research Association)
ECLAM (European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine)
ecopa (European Consensus-Platform for Alternatives)
EFAT (European Federation of Animal Technology)
ESF (European Science Foundation)
ESLAV (European Society of Laboratory Animal Veterinarians)*
ETPLAS (Education and Training Platform for Laboratory Animal Science)
ETRIS (Education and Training Resources in In-Vivo Sciences)
FELABA (European Federation for Laboratory Animal Breeders Associations)
EFP (European Federation for Primatology)
EPAA (European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing)
EUPRIM-NET (European Primate Network)
EVERI (National and European associations of veterinarians in education, research and/or industry)
FELASA (Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations)*
FESAHANCCCAL (Federación de Asociaciones y Sociedades Hispanas de América del Norte, Centroamérica y el Caribe de la Ciencia de los Animales de Laboratorio)
FESSACAL ( Federation of South American Societies of Laboratory Animal Science)
FinLAS (Finnish Laboratory Animal Science Association)
FVE (Federation of Veterinarians of Europe)
GALAS (Georgian Association for Laboratory Animal Science)
GV-SOLAS (Gesellschaft für Versuchstierkunde, German Society for Laboratory Animal Science)*
HLASA (Hungarian Laboratory Animal Science Association) 
HSBLAS (Hellenic Society of Biomedical and Laboratory Animal Science)
IACLAM (International Association of Colleges of Laboratory Animal Medicine)
IALAS (Indonesian Association for Laboratory Animal Science)
IAT (Institute of Animal Technology)
ICLAS (International Council for Laboratory Animal Science)
IIVS (Institute for In Vitro Sciences)
ILAF (Israeli Laboratory Animal Forum)*
ILAR (Institute for Laboratory Animal Research)
ILASA (Irish Laboratory Animal Science Association)
ISAE (International Society for Applied Ethology)
JALAS (Japanese Association for Laboratory Animal Science)
KALAS (Korean Association for Laboratory Animal Science)
KCLAM (Korean College of Laboratory Animal Medicine)
Laboratory Animals Ltd.
, publisher of the journal Laboratory Animals
LAMA (Laboratory Animal Management Association)
 (Laboratory Animal Science Association)*
LASA India (Laboratory Animal Scientists' Association (India))
LASAM (Laboratory Animal Science Association of Malaysia)
LASA-Turkey (Laboratuvar Hayvanları Bilimi derneği)
LAVA (Laboratory Animal Veterinary Association, originally BLAVA)*
NDTF (Norsk Dyretekniker Forening, Norwegian Animal Technicians Association)
NorIMM (Nordic Infrastructure for Mouse Models)
NVP (Nederlandse Verenigen voor Proefdierkunde, Dutch Society for Laboratory Animal Science)*
PALAS (Philippine Association for Laboratory Animal Science)
PAWS (Pain and Animal Welfare Sciences Group), Newcastle University
PolLASA (Polish Laboratory Animal Science Association)
Rus-LASA (Russian Laboratory Animal Science Association)
SAALAS (South African Association for Laboratory Animal Science)
SALAS (Singapore Association for Laboratory Animal Science)
SAVIR (Swiss Association of Veterinarians in Industry and Research)
SBCAL (Sociedade Brasileira de Ciencia de Animais de Laboratorio) 
Scand-LAS (Scandinavian Society for Laboratory Animal Science)
SECAL (Sociedad española para las ciencias del animal de laboratorio; Spanish Laboratory Animal Science Association)*
SGV (Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Versuchstierkunde; Swiss Laboratory Animal Science Association)*
ShARM (Sharing Aged Research Models)
SLALAS (Sri Lanka Association for Laboratory Animal Science)
SLAS (Slovenian Association for Laboratory Animals)
SLAVT (Society of Laboratory Animal Veterinary Technicians)
SPCAL (Sociedade Portuguesa de Ciências em Animals de Laboratório; Portugese Laboratory Animal Science Association)*
TALAS (Thai Association for Laboratory Animal Science)

*affiliated to the journal Laboratory Animals

Organisations for animal research

AMP (Americans for Medical Progress)
Animal Rights myths FAQ
BioMed Alliance (Alliance for Biomedical Research in Europe)
Concordat on Openness on Animal Research
FBR (Foundation for Biomedical Research)
NABR (National Association for Biomedical Research)
Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research
Pro-Test: standing up for science
Recherche animale
Research Defence Society (RDS)
Sense about Science
Speaking of research
UAR (Understanding Animal Research) - a merger of the Research Defence Society and Coalition for Medical Progress)
VetTechs 4 Research

National Consensus Platforms (NCPs) affiliated to ecopa

3RCC (Swiss 3Rs Competence Center)
Fincopa (Finnish National Consensus Platform for Alternatives)
Francopa (French platform for the development of alternative methods in animal testing)
IPAM (Italian Platform on Alternative Methods)
REMA (Spanish Network for the Development of Alternative Methods)
ROCAM (Romanian Center for Alternative Test Methods) (Associate Member)
SET (German Foundation for the Promotion of Alternative and Complementary Methods to Reduce Animal Testing)

Science and academia
AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science)
Academy of Surgical Research
Alliance of Genome Resources
Animals in Science Policy Institute, Canada
AnNex (Animal Research Nexus), UK
ARRIGE (Association for Responsible Research and Innovation in Genome Editing)
ASSCT (American Society for Cellular and Computational Toxicology)
BAWN (Baltic Animal Welfare Network)
Basel Declaration
BSTP (British Society of Toxicological Pathology)
CCAAM (Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods)
CCVAM (Canadian Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods)
CRS (Center for Responsible Science)
DCAW (Danish Center for Animal Welfare)
EASAC (European Academies Science Advisory Council)
ECVAM (European Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods)
ESACT (European Society for Animal Cell Technology)
ESF (European Science Foundation)
ESTAF (ECVAM Stakeholder Forum)
ESTIV (European Society of Toxicology In Vitro)
EuFishBioMed (European Fish Society for Fish Models in Biology and Medicine
EUROoCS (European Organ-on-Chip Society)
EUROTOX (Federation of European Toxicologists & European Societies of Toxicology)
FASEB (Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
IC-3Rs (In Vitro Toxicology and Dermato-Cosmetology, IVTD)
ICATM (International Cooperation on Alternative Test Methods)
ICCVAM (Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods)
Institute of Anatomical Sciences, UK
International Association for Gnotobiotics
INVITROM (International Society for In Vitro Methods)
ISAE (International Society for Applied Ethology)
ISTT (International Society for Transgenic Technologies)
JaCVAM (Japanese Center for the Validation of Alternative Methods)
KoCVAM (Korean Center for the Validation of Alternative Methods)
KSAAE (Korean Society for Alternatives to Animal Experiments)
LERU (League of European Research Universities) - group for the protection of animals used for scientific purposes
 (Federation of European Academies of Medicine)
Science Europe
NICEATM (NTP Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods)
(Nordic network for Communicating Animal Welfare)
NOVICE (Network of Veterinarians in Continuing Education)
PIM&R (Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research)
Responsible Research in Practice
Royal Society of Biology
SAAE (Society for Alternatives to Animal Experiments), India
SCAW (Swedish Centre for Animal Welfare) see also Scientists for Animal Welfare (SCAW) 
SOT (Society of Toxicology)
VetBioNet (Veterinary Biocontained facility Network)


3Rs Management and Consulting Aps (3RSMC APS)
AISE (International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products)
CEFIC (European Chemical Industry Council)
The CONFIRM initiative (Collaborative Network For Immunological safety Research in Minipigs) 
Cosmetics Europe
ECPA (European Crop Protection Association)
EFPIA (European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations)
IFAH-Europe (International Federation for Animal Health - Europe)
IFRA (International Fragrance Association)
Refining Dog Care
ToxGenSolutions BV

Patient associations

EPF (European Patients' Forum)
Norwegian Patients Association (Norsk Pasientforening)
Safer Medicines Trust 

Funding sources and 3R centres

Overview of European 3R Centres

3Rs-Centre Utrecht Life Sciences (ULS)
Alexandra (Alternatives to Experiments on Animals Destined to Research Applications)
AltWeb (Alternatives to Animal Testing) at CAAT (Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing)
American Fund for Alternatives to Animal Research
Animals in Science Policy Institute, Canada
AS-ET (Animals in Science Education Trust)
AWIC (Animal Welfare Information Center), USA
Bf3R (German Centre for the Protection of Laboratory Animals) at BfR (The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment)
Bioethics Information Center (BICstudy), Korea
Boyd Group, England
BPAM (Belgian Platform for Alternative Methods)
Centro 3R (Inter-university Center for the Promotion of 3R principles in teaching and Research, Italy)
Denmark's 3R centre (Danish 3R-center)
Doerenkamp-Zbinden Foundation
Ester M og Konrad Kristian Sigurdssons Dyreværnsfond
EUSAAT (European Society for Alternatives to Animal Testing)
FICAM (Finnish Centre for Alternative Methods)
FRAME (Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments), UK
HUCOPA (Hungarian Consensus Platform on Alternatives)
ICAR3R (Interdisciplinary Centre for 3Rs in Animal Research), Giessen
IC-3Rs (Innovation Centre for 3R Alternatives, Vrije Universiteit, Brussels)
IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare)
IFER (International Foundation for Ethical Research)
Juliana von Wendt Fund for Research without Animal Experiments
Konkuk Institute for the 3Rs, Korea
Korean National Information Center for the 3Rs
Lord Dowding Fund for Humane Research
Mahatma Gandhi-Doerenkamp Center for Alternatives to Use of Animals in Life Science Education, India
Morris Animal Foundation

NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council), Australia
NC3Rs (National Centre for the Replacement, Reduction and Refinement of Animals in Research), UK
RepRedRef Society, Austria
Slovak National Platform for 3Rs
Swedish 3R Center
SWETOX (Swedish academic network for alternatives in toxicity testing) (3R page)
Swiss 3R Network (Swiss 3Rs Competence Centre, 3RCC)
UFAW (Universities Federation for Animal Welfare), UK
WALCOPA (Wallonia Consensus Platform for Alternatives, Belgium)
ZEBET (Centre for Documentation and Evaluation of Alternative Methods to Animal Experiments), Germany
ZonMw (Dutch platform)

Animal welfare organisations

Other relevant organisations

AVTE (Association of Veterinary Technician Educators)
 (Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board)
BSAVA (British Small Animal Veterinary Association)
BVA (British Veterinary Association)
De nasjonale forskningsetiske komitéer
, NEM, NENT, NESH (National Committees for Research Ethics in Norway)
Den norske legeforening (Norwegian Medical Association)
Den norske veterinærforening (DNV, Norwegian Veterinary Association)
(European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education)
NTF (Norsk Tamrotte Forening)
Norwegian Zoonosis Centre

Rådet for dyreetikk (Norwegian Council on Animal Ethics)
RCVS (Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, UK)
Sentrallaboratoriet, NMBU

UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO)
VESO (Veterinærmedisinske Senter for Oppdragsforskning)

This page was updated on 18 September 2020

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