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Research Guides@Tufts

Laboratory Animal Medicine: Home

Resources for students in the Cummings School MS Laboratory Animal Medicine program and people submitting IACUC proposals.

Animal Research Alternatives

The Animal Welfare Act (AWA) regulations require principal investigators to consider alternatives to procedures that may cause more than momentary or slight pain or distress to the animals and provide a written narrative of the methods used and sources consulted to determine the availability of alternatives, including refinements, reductions, and replacements.

USDA APHIS Animal Care Policy Manual
Policy 12: Consideration of Alternatives to Painful/Distressful Procedures

Why Conduct Literature Searches for Alternatives? (USDA-APHIS)

Search for Alternatives (Altweb)
AltWeb is a clearinghouse for information on alternatives to animal testing.

Searching for Alternatives to Painful Procedures Used on Research Animals (NIH Library, March 2002)

National Centre for the 3Rs

Subject Guide