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The Ethics Of Using Animals in Research
Developed by Stephanie Bird, this online module includes scenarios/case studies, a bibliography, and links to further web resources. Maintained by the Online Ethics Center.
Guide for the Care and Use of Labratory Animals
Published by the National Research Council, this is the basic guide for the proper care of animals used in research in the U.S. Can be read online through the National Academies Press web site.
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees
Developed by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, this web site describes the role IACUCs play in approving research using animal subjects, and guidelines for IACUC committee members.
Animal Welfare Information Center - Research Animals
Collection of resources, links to federal regulations and guidelines relating to the use of animals in research. Compiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agriculture Library.
Altweb: Alternatives to Animal Testing
This is a web clearinghouse of news, projects, and other resources on efforts to develop alternatives to the use of animals in research. Includes fulltext of articles, news feeds, and an introduction to the humane use of animals in research.
Illinois Tech's Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
The Illinois Tech IACUC is responsible for reviewing and overseeing all research projects being done by IIT faculty, staff and students which use animals as research subjects.
Ethics of Medical Research with Animals
An excellent selection of resources about the use of animal subjects in medical research put together by the Hastings Center.
Essays, Reports and Other Resources
Federal Regulations on Animal Research
This introductory essay by Elysa Koppelman explains the regulations governing the design of experiments involving animal research in the United States.
The Ethics of Research Involving Animals
This 2005 report by the U.K. Nuffield Council on Bioethics includes an in-depth history about the debate about the use of animals in research, a description of the 3R's (Reduce, Refine, Replace) and recommendations and guidelines for researchers.
Books on Animal Research Ethics
Other Guidelines for the Use of Animals in Research