Continuation of Support for the Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR)
Annual rept. 1 Jul 2006-30 Jun 2007
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES WASHINGTON DC
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The National Academies continue the activities of the Institute for Laboratory Animal Research ILAR, the recognized leader in developing and disseminating guidelines for laboratory animal care, breeding, and use, including the internationally accepted standard Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals resources for identifying animal models for human diseases and physiological processes and reports on the humane and scientific use of laboratory animals including education and training of scientists and technicians in the care and use of laboratory animals reduction of pain and distress in research animals occupational safety and health of employees and nomenclature of inbred, transgenic, and other genetically defined animals. The program goal is to improve the humane and scientifically valid use of laboratory animals as well as the availability, quality and care of laboratory animals. ILAR accomplishes this goal through a core program, carried out by staff, and a special-project program, carried out by National Academies-appointed experts. Both programs are guided by a 16-member advisory council the Council. The Council meets three times a year to provide program direction and strategic planning to oversee the communication and information programs consisting of the ILAR web site and the ILAR Journal to oversee special projects and to direct ILARs international programs including participation as the US national member of the International Council of Laboratory Animal Sciences.
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