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International Regulations and Resources

Listed below is a sampling of key animal research regulations for countries around the world. If you'd like to suggest an additional listing, please send it to accredit@aaalac.org.


Multinational

Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences

In December 2012, the International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS) and the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) revised the "International Guiding Principles for Biomedical Research Involving Animals" (CIOMS 1985). The Principles are intended to serve as a framework of responsibility and oversight for countries with emerging research and teaching programs that use animals as well as an international benchmark for countries with well-developed animal-based research programs.

Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

The 8th Edition of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (NRC 2011) (the Guide), is recognized in many countries as the standard for quality animal care and use. AAALAC's Council on Accreditation uses Three Primary Standards to evaluate animal care and use programs. They include the Guide; also the Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Teaching (Ag Guide), FASS 2010; and the European Convention for the Protection of Vertebrate Animals Used for Experimental and Other Scientific Purposes, Council of Europe (ETS 123). (Council also uses a number of additional Reference Resources during the assessment process as appropriate to the location of the program and the type of research being conducted.)

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations

Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department Animal Production and Health Division
www.fao.org/ag/againfo/home/en/index.htm

Other Multinational Resources

5th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences
www.bfr.bund.de/cm/349/5th_world_congress_on_alternatives_and_animal_use_in_the_l.pdf

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species(CITES)
www.cites.org

European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine
www.eclam.org

European Society of Laboratory Animal Veterinarians
www.eslav.org

Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations
www.felasa.eu

International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS)
www.iclas.org

International Foundation for Science
www.ifs.se

International Primatological Society
www.internationalprimatologicalsociety.org

International Society for Animal Genetics
www.isag.us

International Veterinary Information Service
www.ivis.org

International Veterinary Students Association
www.ivsa.org

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Asia

Guidelines for Proper Conduct of Animal Experiments June 1, 2006 Science Council of Japan
www.scj.go.jp/ja/info/kohyo/pdf/kohyo-20-k16-2e.pdf

Hong Kong - Code of Practice Care and Use of Animals for Experimental Purposes
Download PDF

Japanese Association for Laboratory Animal Science (English)
www.jalas.jp/index_e.html

Korean Animal Protection Law
www.koreananimals.org/animals/apl/2007apl.htm

Act on Welfare and Management of Animals – Japan (English Translation)
www.cas.go.jp/jp/seisaku/hourei/data/AWMA.pdf

Philippines Animal Welfare Act
www.angelfire.com/ok2/animalwelfare/welfareact.html

Regulations in China—Updates
http://losangeles.china-consulate.org/eng/topnews/t127829.htm
www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2004-05/17/content_331357.htm

Taiwan Animal Protection Act
http://eng.coa.gov.tw/content_view.php?catid=8998&hot_new=8869

The Animal Welfare Act of 1998: Republic Act 8485 - An Act To Promote Animal Welfare In The Philippines
www.congress.gov.ph/download/ra_10/RA08485.pdf

Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes, NRC of Thailand (1999)
English version (PDF)
Thai Version (PDF)

NACLAR Guidelines: http://www.ava.gov.sg/NR/rdonlyres/C64255C0-3933-4EBC-B869-84621A9BF682/13557/Attach3_AnimalsforScientificPurposes.PDF (Singapore)

AVA Regulations for "Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes" is: http://www.ava.gov.sg/NR/rdonlyres/C64255C0-3933-4EBC-B869-84621A9BF682/12801/Attach24_legislation_AB_CareandUse_rules.pdf (Singapore)

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations
Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department Animal Production and Health Division
www.fao.org/ag/againfo/home/en/index.htm
Other Multinational Resources

5th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences
www.bfr.bund.de/cm/349/5th_world_congress_on_alternatives_and_animal_use_in_the_l.pdf

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)
www.cites.org

European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine
www.eclam.org

European Society of Laboratory Animal Veterinarians
www.eslav.org

Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations
www.felasa.eu

International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS)
www.iclas.org

International Foundation for Science
www.ifs.se

International Primatological Society
www.internationalprimatologicalsociety.org

International Society for Animal Genetics www.isag.us

International Veterinary Information Service
www.ivis.org

International Veterinary Students Association
www.ivsa.org

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Asia

Guidelines for Proper Conduct of Animal Experiments June 1, 2006 Science Council of Japan
www.scj.go.jp/ja/info/kohyo/pdf/kohyo-20-k16-2e.pdf

Hong Kong - Code of Practice Care and Use of Animals for Experimental Purposes Download PDF

Japanese Association for Laboratory Animal Science (English)
www.jalas.jp/index_e.html

Korean Animal Protection Law
www.koreananimals.org/animals/apl/2007apl.htm

Act on Welfare and Management of Animals – Japan (English Translation)
www.cas.go.jp/jp/seisaku/hourei/data/AWMA.pdf

Philippines Animal Welfare Act
www.angelfire.com/ok2/animalwelfare/welfareact.html

Regulations in China—Updates
http://losangeles.china-consulate.org/eng/topnews/t127829.htm

www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2004-05/17/content_331357.htm

Taiwan Animal Protection Act
http://eng.coa.gov.tw/content_view.php?catid=8998&hot_new=8869

The Animal Welfare Act of 1998: Republic Act 8485 - An Act To Promote Animal Welfare In The Philippines
www.congress.gov.ph/download/ra_10/RA08485.pdf

Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes, NRC of Thailand (1999)
English version (PDF)
Thai Version (PDF)

NACLAR Guidelines: http://www.ava.gov.sg/NR/rdonlyres/C64255C0-3933-4EBC-B869-84621A9BF682/13557/Attach3_AnimalsforScientificPurposes.PDF (Singapore)

AVA Regulations for "Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes" is : http://www.ava.gov.sg/NR/rdonlyres/C64255C0-3933-4EBC-B869-84621A9BF682/12801/Attach24_legislation_AB_CareandUse_rules.pdf (Singapore)

Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes, NRC of Thailand (1999)
English version (PDF)
Thai Version (PDF)

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Australia & New Zealand

Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching (ANZCCART)
www.adelaide.edu.au/ANZCCART/

Australian Veterinary Association
www.ava.com.au

Codes of Practice
Model Code of Practice are prepared by the Animal Welfare Committee of SCARM (the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Resource Management) and are available from animal welfare offices in each State and Territory. These Codes set minimum animal welfare standards. They also describe "good practice" - the ways animals' needs can be met so that their welfare is kept above the minimum acceptable levelling the practical circumstances in which we keep and use them. These have legal standing in the States and Territories.

Australian code of practice for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes 7th Edition 2004
www.nhmrc.gov.au/guidelines/publications/ea16

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Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council
Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes 8th edition (2013)

http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/guidelines/publications/ea28

Ministry of Primary Resources in New Zealand
www.biosecurity.govt.nz/animal-welfare

New South Wales Animal Research Act 1985
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/consol_act/ara1985134/

Northern Territory of Australia Animal Welfare Act
http://www.animalwelfare.nt.gov.au

Queensland, Animal Care and Protection Act 2001
https://www.legislation.qld.gov.au/LEGISLTN/CURRENT/A/AnimalCaPrA01.pdf

Summary of Requirements for Scientific Animal Use
http://www.daff.qld.gov.au/animal-industries/welfare-and-ethics/using-animals-for-scientific-purposes/summary-of-requirements-for-scientific-animal-use

South Australia Animal Welfare Act 1985
http://www.legislation.sa.gov.au/lz/c/a/animal%20welfare%20act%201985/current/1985.106.un.pdf

Tasmania Animal Welfare Act of 1993
http://dpipwe.tas.gov.au/biosecurity/animal-biosecurity/animal-welfare/legislation-standards-guidelines/animal-welfare-act

Victoria Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986, Part 3
http://www.dpi.vic.gov.au/agriculture/about-agriculture/legislation-regulation/animal-welfare-legislation/prevention-cruelty-animals-legislation

Western Australia Animal Welfare Act 2002
http://www.slp.wa.gov.au/legislation/statutes.nsf/main_mrtitle_50_homepage.html

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Canada

National Research Council
www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science (CALAS/ASCAL)
www.calas-acsal.org

Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC)
www.ccac.ca

Canadian Network of Toxicology Centres
www.uoguelph.ca/ses/content/canadian-network-toxicology-centres

Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
http://canadianveterinarians.net

Guide to the Care and Use of Experimental Animals Volume 1.
Canadian Council on Animal Care. Volume 1 (2nd. Edition), 1993. (Adopted May 1999) Canadian Council on Animal Care, 315-350 Albert St., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1R 1B1. www.ccac.ca/Documents/Standards/Guidelines/Experimental_Animals_Vol1.pdf

Guide to the Care and Use of Experimental Animals Volume 2.
Canadian Council on Animal Care. Volume 2, 1984. (Adopted May 1999) Canadian Council on Animal Care, 315-350 Albert St., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1R 1B1. www.ccac.ca/en_/standards/guidelines

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Europe

ETS 123 (European Convention for the Protection of Vertebrate Animals used for Experimental and Other Scientific Purposes):
Download PDF

Appendix A* of the ETS 123: Download PDF

Appendix B of the ETS 123: Download PDF
*background information for the species-specific section of Appendix A may be found here...

Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2010:276:0033:0079:En:PDF

Directive 86/609/EEC:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:31986L0609:EN:HTML

Other European Resources

AFSTAL Journal Article, "AAALAC INTERNATIONAL EN FRANCE," (written by Dr. Javier Guillen, DVM, AAALAC Senior Director and Director of European Activities, 2012 www.afstal.com).

Alliance for Biomedical Research in Europe
www.biomedeurope.org

Association Espanola de Toxicologia (Spain)
http://tox.umh.es

Ethics on Using Transgenic Animals
http://oslovet.veths.no/transgenics/references.html

European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals
www.ecetoc.org

European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine
www.eclam.org

European Convention for the Protection of Vertebrate Animals used for Experimental and Other Scientific Purposes
www.conventions.coe.int/treaty/en/treaties/html/123.htm

European Primate Resources Network
www.euprim-net.eu

European Science Foundation
www.esf.org

European Society of Laboratory Animal Veterinarians
www.eslav.org

EUROTOX
(Federation of European Toxicologist & European Societies of Toxicology)
www.eurotox.com

Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations
www.felasa.eu

Fondazione Guido Bernardini
www.fondazioneguidobernardini.org

Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments (FRAME)
www.frame.org.uk

Understanding Animal Research
www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk

Individual Country Resources

British Veterinary Association
www.bva.co.uk

German Primate Center
www.dpz.gwdg.de

Institute of Animal Technology (IAT)
www.iat.org.uk

Institute of Laboratory Animal Science (Switzerland)
www.ltk.unizh.ch/

International Agency for Research on Cancer
www.iarc.fr

Irish Veterinary Association
www.veterinaryireland.ie

Italian legislation
www.iss.it/publ/anna/2004/2/402205.pdf

Laboratory Animal Science Association
www.lasa.co.uk

Medical Research Council
www.mrc.ac.uk

Norwegian Reference Center for Laboratory Animal Science and Alternatives
http://oslovet.veths.no

Understanding Animal Research
www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/

Russian Academy of Sciences
www.ras.ru

Seriously Ill for Medical Research
www.simr.org.uk

Scandinavian Society for Laboratory Animal Science
www.scandlas.org

Spanish Society of Laboratory Animal Science
www.secal.es

Spanish Society of Toxicology
www.aetox.com

U.K. Home Office - Animals
www.gov.uk/research-and-testing-using-animals

University of Kuopio, National Laboratory Animal Center(Finland)
www.uef.fi/en/kek

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India

Government of India Ministry of Environment & Forests
Animal Welfare Division

http://envfor.nic.in/division/committee-purpose-control-and-supervision-experiments-animals-cpcsea

Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA): Guidelines for Laboratory Animal Facility
Standard Operating Procedures for Institutional Animal Ethics Committees, Animal Welfare Division, Ministry of Environment and Forests, January 2010

PDF Document

The Recommendation of the Sub-Committee on Rehabilitation of Animals After Experimentation Set Up by CPCSEA
PDF Document

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Israel

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Law (Experiments on Animals) 5754-1994 Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Rules Experiments on Animals (5761-2001) correct as of December 1, 2005
PDF Document

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Mexico

NORMA Oficial Mexicana NOM-062-ZOO-1999, Especificaciones técnicas para la producción, cuidado
y uso de los animales de laboratorio

www.fmvz.unam.mx/fmvz/principal/archivos/062ZOO.PDF

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South Africa

South African Society of Animal Science
www.sasas.co.za/

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