Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (PDF)

Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (PDF)

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Guidebook (PDF)

Animal Welfare Act and Animal Welfare Regulations (PDF)

Investigator's Handbook

Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Teaching, Third Edition, January 2010

U.S. Government Principles for the Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used in Testing, Research, and Training (PDF)

Preparing the Vertebrate Animal Section (VAS) for NIH Grant Applications. (PDF) - "The VAS is the section of grant applications, contract proposals, and cooperative agreements where you describe the use of animals in your work".

Animal Care Consolidated Inspection Guide (PDF) 

Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare - Departures from the Guide

Helpful Links

Biomedical Resources

General Resources

Wildlife Guidelines


Regulatory Resources



Cancer Research Animal Use Guidelines (Nature)

Other Internet Resources


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