Animal Numbers Information: PIs are expected to maintain records of animal use. However, you may contact Vivarium Staff ( to request the current utilization on your protocol.

Biology Research Guide: This guide will help you find general resources.

Biology/Biomedical Databases: Research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources compiled by Atkins Library.

IACUC Application Library Resource Guide: Topical resources, databases, and literature search tips and links for ethical considerations (3 Rs, required alternatives literature search) pertinent to animal research available through Atkins Library.

Kinesiology Databases: Research assistance, subject guides and useful resources compiled by Atkins Library.

Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW): This NIH office is responsible for all of the animal-related functions of OPRR, including implementing and interpreting the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, administering an educational program for PHS-supported institutions and investigators, negotiating Animal Welfare Assurances, and evaluating compliance with the PHS Policy.

Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC): AAALAC is a voluntary accreditation organization that works with institutions and researchers to ensure the highest standards of animal care and use.

Alternatives to Animal Use: Johns Hopkins University’s ‘global clearinghouse’ for information on alternatives to animal testing.

Virtual Library: Links to online resources dealing with Biosciences.

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS): USDA’s APHIS is responsible for inspecting animal research facilities and ensuring that animal care programs comply with the provisions of the Animal Welfare Act.

American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners (ASLAP): ASLAP promotes the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge, ideas, and information among veterinarians and veterinary students having an interest in laboratory animal practice.