Institute of Laboratory Animals Research (ILAR)
Final rept. 1 Apr 1998-31 Mar 2003
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES-NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC
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The Institute for Laboratory Animal Research ILAR is a component of the Division on Earth and Life Studies DELS at The National Academies. The Department of the Army PRIVATE has provided partial support for ILAR for many years to enable to ILAR fulfill its mission. ILAR was founded in 1952 and is a national and international leader in developing 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 and to disseminate its reports and other relevant information to the biomedical and laboratory animal science communities. 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. A 1 5-member Council composed of experts in laboratory animal medicine, zoology, genetics, medicine, ethics, and related biomedical sciences directs both programs. The Army finds partially support general office opera- tions, the Animal Models and Genetic Stocks Information Program, publication of ILAR Journal, and work of the Council.
- Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine