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AAALAC International seeks a full-time Assistant Director who will work in-person in the Executive Office located in Frederick, Maryland... Read the Full Position Description

AAALAC NewsAbout AAALAC's Accreditation Process

AAALAC takes very seriously any possible deficiencies by accredited institutions that fall short of our standards that we identify via site visits, are self-reported or we become aware of via other means... Read Full Message

Ag ResourcesResources for the Agricultural Community

If your animal care and use program includes agricultural animals and you are in need of information, AAALAC has created a new resources page just for you! The sources compliled here may be of value to your program... View Page

Global 3RsCongratulations 2021 Global 3Rs Award Winners!

The Global 3Rs Awards program recognizes significant innovative contributions toward the 3Rs of animal research to advance ethical science. Congratulations winners and honorable mentions... View the Winners

Ag Update 2021New "AAALAC Ag Update" publication now available!

The latest edition of "AAALAC Ag Update" shares the benefits of accreditation and specific information for agricultural research programs... Download Now

OLAWOLAW Webinar on AAALAC now available!

The transcript and recording for the September 9, 2021, OLAW Webinar, “What Every IACUC Should Know About AAALAC International” is now available... Read More

Ag Guide 2020Council adopts the 4th Edition of the Ag Guide, 2020

AAALAC has reviewed and adoped the 4th Edition of the Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Teaching with several clarifications... Read More

AAALAC NewsImportant updates to AAALAC's information management processes

AAALAC has implemented two changes in order to communicate the importance of trust and commitment within the peer review process... Read More

WVA LogoNew AVMA Guidelines adopted

AAALAC International's Council on Accreditation adopted the AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals: 2020 Edition as an AAALAC Reference Resource with two clarifications...  Read the Reference Resource

Lab Rat ChatLab Rat Chat talks to AAALAC's Dr. Diggs

In this episode, Lab Rat Chat hosts talk to AAALAC's Dr. Helen Diggs about AAALAC's mission and work, and why AAALAC has been "so critical to the continued evolution of animal care and use standards." Listen Here


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Top 10 Tips
NEW! Top Tips for Completing Your Program Description

The first phase of the accreditation process is an extensive internal review of all aspects of your animal care and use program which comprises your “Program Description.” Here are top tips for getting it done… View Now

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AAALAC International and COVID

We are sensitive to the impact that Covid continues to have on programs. AAALAC International has compiled coronavirus guidance specifically for accredited programs, including answers to frequently asked questions...Read More

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AAALAC Site Visits During COVID-19

Learn more about how AAALAC International site visits continue to be conducted safely and effectively during COVID-19. (Available in video and PowerPoint formats.) View Now

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A One-Minute Introduction to AAALAC (video)

This One-Minute Introduction to AAALAC International is available to use to provide audiences with a quick overview of AAALAC's mission and work. Available in English and Spanish. View Now

Trends Data Review
Trends in accreditation site-visit findings

AAALAC International has released a new “Trends Data Review” analyzing five years of accreditation site visit findings, from 2013-2018. The review is now available as a short video and is provided as an educational resource. View Now

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Learn more about AAALAC’s "Reference Resources"

AAALAC referred to specialty publications for supplemental information about procedures or techniques related to the care and use of laboratory animals. Learn more about these specialty publications, designated as "Reference Resources"... Read More

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