Regulations and Resources

Below are the governing regulations the USA must follow.


Animal Welfare Act 

Animal Welfare Act Homepage - biomedical research resources for legislation, publications, training, meetings, and

Animal Welfare Act: Background and Selected Legislation


Public Health Service (PHS)
Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)

Public Health Service Policy on the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

OLAW Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Guidebook


Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC)

AAALAC's information for IACUC's page 


United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

USDA Animal and Plant Inspection Services (APHIS)

American Veterinary Medicine Association (AVMA)

AVMA Guidelines on Euthanasia, 2020


United States National Institutes of Health (NIH)

What Investigators Need to Know About the Use of Animals

NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare site


Office of Research Integrity 

Animal Use Resources