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Federal/Maryland/Other – Regulations and Guidelines

Animal Care and Use Guidelines and Regulations

The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals of the National Research Council (NRC); 8th edition now available –  translated into Spanish and revised with the contribution of veterinarians, researchers and experts in laboratory animals (2017)

NIH Vertebrate Animal Section (VAS) Notice – Grant Applications and Contract Proposals (2015)

Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare – Commentary – recommendations from OLAW to use an alternative approach if the approach satisfies the requirements of the PHS Policy

UK Joint Working Group on Refinement  – Implementing the 3Rs (2015)

Notice of Memorandum of Understanding Between HIH (OLAW) and NSF Concerning Laboratory Animal Welfare (2015)

Public Health Service (PHS) policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (2015)

U.S. Government Principles for the Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used in Testing, Research, and Training

The Animal Welfare Act (7 USC, 2131-2156) —USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (2010)- Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR)

Animal Law Information—National Association for Biomedical Research

Guidance on Prompt Reporting to OLAW under the PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

AVMA Guidelines on Euthanasia (2013)

Guidelines to the Use of Wild Birds in Research – The Ornithological Council (2010)

Guidelines for the Use of Fishes in Research – American Fisheries Society, American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists,  American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (2004)

Guidelines for use of Live Amphibians and Reptiles in Field and Laboratory Research – American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 2004

50 CFR 14 –Importation, Exportation, and Transportation of Wildlife – federal regulations from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regarding the import or export of wildlife that may be used for research purposes.

Recognition and Alleviation of Distress in Laboratory Animals, Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR), National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, 2008

University System of Maryland/UMBC

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County has an Animal Welfare Assurance (D16-00462, approved through 09/30/2020)


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