Institute of Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR).
Annual rept. 1 Apr 98-31 Mar 99
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES WASHINGTON DC
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The Institute for Laboratory Animal Research ILAR is a component of the Commission on Life sciences CLS, National Research Council NRC. Partial support for ILAR has been provided for many years from the Department of the Army to enable ILAR to fulfill its mission. Founded in 1952, ILAR has become recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in developing and making available to the biomedical and laboratory animal science communities guidelines for animal care, breeding, and use descriptions of animal models for human diseases and physiological processes and reports on specific issues of humane care and use of laboratory animals. ILARs mission is to help improve the availability, quality, care, and humane and scientifically valid use of laboratory animals. ILAR accomplishes its goals through its core program, which is carried out by the staff and its special-project program, which is carried out by NRC-appointed committees with staff assistance. The number of committees and size of the staff are dependent on the number of special projects and available funding. Both programs are directed by a 14-member Council comprised of experts in laboratory animal medicine, zoology, genetics, medicine, ethics, and related biomedical sciences. The Army funds partially support general office operations, the Animal Models and Genetic Stocks Information Program, publication of ILAR Journal, and work of the Council.
- Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine
- Information Science
- Medicine and Medical Research