Scand-LAS (Scandinavian Society for Laboratory Animal Science) was founded in 1970 and has around 350 members, mainly from the Nordic and Baltic countries.
The aims of Scand-LAS are, according to the bylaws, to:
co-ordinate issues concerned with laboratory animals in the Nordic countries
harmonize education and training within the member countries
improve the state of knowledge about and in laboratory animal science amongst the membership and the public
continually work for the highest standards of ethical treatment and welfare in the application of laboratory animals, and support the development of common health monitoring systems and other standards
ensure that only high quality animals are used
establish and maintain contact with the membership as well as institutions and organisations with responsibility for laboratory animal issues or using laboratory animals
be responsible for making contacts with and influencing relevant international organisations
Membership is open to everyone working within the field of LAS.
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