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NORTH AMERICAN RESOURCES:

Alternatives Research and Development Foundation

14280 Golf View Drive
Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55346, USA

TELEPHONE: (612) 949-2409
FAX: (612) 949-2619
CONTACT: John McArdle, Ph.D., Director
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Private, nonprofit
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Developed to support alternatives to the use of animals in biomedical research, testing, and education. Previously known as the Demeter Fund. Grants available to scientists and educators. Projects that have been funded include basic research into the use of human cells to produce monoclonal antibodies, in vitro culturing of monoclonal antibodies, and the development of a simple kit to replace ascites production. Other services include publications, lectures, seminars and workshops.
REQUESTOR: Anyone.
COSTS: none.

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)

Alternatives Directory
424 East 92nd Street
New York, New York 10128-6804, USA

TELEPHONE: (212) 876-7700 ext. 4401
FAX: (212) 348-3031
E-MAIL: stephenz@aspca.org
URL: http://www.aspca.org
CONTACT: Stephen Zawistowski
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Private, nonprofit
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Provide an eighteen page booklet entitled Three R Alternatives: An International Directory of Funding Sources written to help scientists identify potential funding sources for work involving refinement, reduction, or replacement of animal experiments. Funding sources include animal protection organizations, other charities, private industry, universities, and government agencies from all over the world. Some sources listed have funded research into alternative antibody production methods.
REQUESTOR: Anyone.
COSTS: $10 for Alternatives directory, inquire about discounts for bulk orders.

Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC)

Agricultural Research Service
National Agricultural Library
10301 Baltimore Avenue
Beltsville, Maryland 20705, USA

TELEPHONE: (301) 504-6212
FAX: (301) 504-5181
E-MAIL: http://awic.nal.usda.gov/contact-us
URL: http://awic.nal.usda.gov/
CONTACT: Jean Larson, Coordinator
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Public, nonprofit, government agency RESOURCES/SERVICES: Vast collection of serials, monographs, and audiovisuals within the National Agricultural Library (NAL). Documents may be borrowed through an interlibrary loan. For more information on document delivery, contact (301) 504-5755. The Center performs brief complimentary searches of AGRICOLA and other relevant databases. The Center can also assist you in formulating your own database searches, provides conference facilities and host training sessions, and can make available speakers and/or a tabletop exhibit for training sessions, conferences, and workshops. The Center produces bibliographies on topics such as animal care, analgesia, animal testing alternatives, training materials, and other relevant topics to animal welfare. Publishes the Animal Welfare Information Center Newsletter.
REQUESTOR: Anyone.
COSTS: All publications are available for free; literature searches on a cost recovery basis; NAL may charge for certain services such as providing photocopies, document delivery, etc.

Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science
(L'Association Canadienne Pour La Technologies des Animaux de Laboratoire)

c/o CALAS National Office
Biosciences Animal Service
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E9, CANADA

TELEPHONE: (403) 492-5193
FAX: (403) 492-7257
E-MAIL: dmckay@gpu.srv.ualberta.ca
URL: http://www.utoronto.ca/calas/
CONTACT: Donald McKay, Ph.D.
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Professional, nonprofit
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Produces educational materials, videos, and a monthly newsletter (CALAS/ACTAL Newsletter). Hold annual meetings with workshops, seminars, and poster sessions. Antibody production techniques and issues periodically addressed in newsletter and discussed at meetings.
REQUESTOR: Laboratory animal professionals.
COSTS: Vary according to materials.

Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC)

350 Albert Street, Suite 315
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 1B1, CANADA

TELEPHONE: (613) 238-4031
FAX: (613) 238-2837
E-MAIL: lroach@bart.ccac.ca
CONTACT: Dr. James Wong, Director of Assessments
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Private, nonprofit
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Establishment and enforcement of standards and guidelines (in Canada) concerning the use of animals in research, testing and teaching. Including written recommendations on immunization procedures. Maintain active, expert committees on all aspects of animal care and use. The Council's program is based on its major publication "Guide to the Care and Use of Experimental Animals," Volume 1, 2nd Edition (1993) and Volume 2 (1984). CCAC conducts workshops and training courses on various aspects of the care and use of experimental animals, as well as the training of personnel working with these animals. The Council addresses alternative methods and conducts a course on tissue culture. Semi-annually publishes the newsletter, Resource.
REQUESTOR: Anyone.
COSTS: Vary according to materials.


Division of Animal Welfare
Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)

National Institutes of Health
6100 Executive Boulevard, Suite 3B01, MSC-7507
Rockville, Maryland 20892-7507, USA

TELEPHONE: (301) 496-8101 x233
FAX: (301) 402-0527
E-MAIL: CS19N@NIH.GOV
URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/olaw.htm
CONTACT: Nelson L. Garnett, D.V.M., Director
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Government
RESOURCES/SERVICES: The Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) fulfills responsibilities set forth in the Public Health Service (PHS) Act. The Division of Animal Welfare directs the development, implementation, and compliance oversight activities for the PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. Services provided include educational and instructional programs as well as the production of resource materials relating to the responsibilities of the research community for the appropriate care and use of laboratory animals. OLAW Animal Welfare Report Number Report 95-02 addresses issues of assurance when using sources of custom made antibodies. Co-sponsored a workshop entitled Alternatives to Monoclonal Antibody Production conducted on September 24-25, 1997, in Baltimore, Maryland. Proceedings will be printed at a later date.
REQUESTOR: Anyone.
COSTS: Registration fees for workshops and fees for publications vary according to materials.

Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR)

National Academy of Sciences
2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20418, USA

TELEPHONE: (202) 334-2590
FAX: (202) 334-1687
E-MAIL: twolfle@nas.edu
URL: http://dels.nas.edu/ilar/
CONTACT: Tom Wolfle, D.V.M. , Ph.D., Director
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: ILAR is a unit of the National Research Council's (NRC) Commission on Life Sciences (CLS). The NRC is the working arm of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), a private, non-governmental, non-profit organization.
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Produce ILAR NEWS - a quarterly journal, available free-of-charge to institutional animal care and use committees, scientists, and veterinarians. Volume 37, number 3, 1995, dedicated entirely to papers on adjuvants and antibody production. Publishes guidelines that assist in the implementation of national policies or laws. Maintains an information database published as Animals for Research: A Directory of Sources that assists scientists in locating specific animals and models.
REQUESTOR: Anyone.
COSTS: Vary according to materials.

The Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT)

111 Market Place, Suite 840
Baltimore, Maryland 21202-6709, USA

TELEPHONE: (410) 223-1693
FAX: (410) 223-1603
E-MAIL: CAAT@CAAT.spharbor.jhu.edu
URL: http://caat.jhsph.edu/
CONTACT: Alan M. Goldberg, Ph.D., Director
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: University, nonprofit
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Programs focus on laboratory research, education and information, and validation of alternative methodologies. Administer a grants program to provide funds for scientists to develop alternatives to whole animals for product safety and drug efficacy testing. Publications include Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing newsletter, CAATALYST- a newsletter for middle school students, meeting proceedings, and technical reports. CAAT is also the primary sponsor of the Alternatives to Animal Testing Website located at http://altweb.jhsph.edu/
REQUESTOR: Anyone
COSTS: Vary according to materials.

Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R)

Fourth Floor
132 Boylston Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116, USA

TELEPHONE: (617) 423-4112
FAX: (617) 423-1185
E-MAIL: info@primr.org
URL: http://www.primr.org/
CONTACT: Joan Rachlin, Executive Director
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Private, nonprofit
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Conducts conferences on a broad range of topics including ; Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUCs), and Healthcare Ethics Committees (HCECs). Publish proceedings and educational materials. Workshop entitled Special Problems When Using Immunological Technologies and Antibody Production presented at March 1997 Animal Care and Use in a Changing Research Environment: Ethics, Technology, Accountability, and Efficiency meeting.
REQUESTOR: Anyone.
COSTS: Vary according to materials.

Scientists Center for Animal Welfare (SCAW)

Golden Triangle Building One
7833 Walker Drive, Suite 340
Greenbelt, Maryland 20770, USA

TELEPHONE: (301) 345-3500
FAX: (301) 345-3503
E-MAIL: scaw@erols.com
CONTACT: Lee Krulisch, Executive Director
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Private, nonprofit
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Publishes newsletter, conference proceedings, training manuals, and disseminates materials from other organizations. Antibody production issues addressed at several conferences.
REQUESTOR: Anyone.
COSTS: Some services are free, others are fee-for-services basis.

 

TUFTS University Center for Animals and Public Policy

School of Veterinary Medicine
200 Westboro Road
North Grafton, Massachusetts 01536, USA

TELEPHONE: (508) 839-7991
FAX: (508) 839-2953
E-MAIL: arowan@opal.tufts.edu
URL: http://www.tufts.edu/vet/cfa/
CONTACT: Andrew Rowan, PhD., Director
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: University, nonprofit
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Focus on programs dealing with the ethical, legal, scientific, and social issues relating to the status of animals in society. Interest in analyzing refinements in experimental techniques including antibody production methods, to reduce animal distress. Offer a Master of Science degree in animals and public policy. Publications include The Alternatives Report, Center for Animals newsletter, proceedings, and reports.
REQUESTOR: Anyone.
COSTS: Nominal fees for newsletter and proceedings.

UC Center for Animal Alternatives

School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California, Davis
Davis, California 95616-8684, USA

TELEPHONE: (916) 752-1800
FAX: (916) 754-8608
E-MAIL: cjhubbard@ucdavis.edu
URL: http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/Animal_Alternatives/mission.htm
CONTACT: Lynette A. Hart, PhD., Director
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: University, nonprofit
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Gather and disseminate information on animal alternatives to be used by the University of California campuses and California academic libraries. Develop resources to access the literature of alternatives, present at conferences and workshops, and publish the UC Alert: Newsletter. Publish a student fact sheet The Mouse in Science that describes the use of mice in monoclonal antibody production.
REQUESTOR: Primarily researchers and IACUC (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee) members.
COSTS: Respond to inquires without charge, but this does not include and extensive literature search. Request a contribution to cover publishing and mailing costs of newsletter.

 

EUROPEAN and AUSTRALIAN RESOURCES:

Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching, Limited (ANZCCART)

P.O. Box 19

Glen Osmond SA 5064

AUSTRALIA

P.O. Box 598

5064 Wellington

NEW ZEALAND

TELEPHONE: 61-08-303-7393 (Australia) 64-04-472-7421(New Zealand)
FAX: 61-08-303-7113 (Australia) 64-04-473-1841(New Zealand)
E-MAIL:anzccart@waite.adelaide.edu.au
URL: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/ANZCCART/
CONTACT: R.M. Baker
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Private, nonprofit
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Quarterly newsletter, and other publications on euthanasia, animal care and use committees, wellbeing of research animals, alternatives for undergraduate education, laboratory animal surveys, tumour cell lines available in Australia, humane care and use of animals in research, and animal pain. Issues concerning adjuvant use and antibody production periodically addressed in newsletter.
REQUESTOR: Anyone.
COSTS: Vary according to materials.

European Center for Validation of Alternative Methods (ECVAM)

European Center for the Validation of Alternative methods
TP 580, JRC Environment Institute
21020 Ispra (VA), ITALY

TELEPHONE: +39 332 785996
FAX: +39 332 785336
E-MAIL: julia.fentem@ei.jrc.it or michael.balls@jrc.it
URL: http://www.ei.jrc.it/ecvam/
CONTACT: Dr. Michael Balls, PhD., Director
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: ECVAM was established by the European Union (EU) to specifically coordinate the validation of alternative test methods at the European Union level. It's origins are based on Directive 86/609/EEC, an European Union law containing language encouraging research into the development and validation of alternative techniques which reduce, refine, and replace the use of laboratory animals.
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Provide information on: alternative methods and their status; validation study protocols; chemical formulations; and the development of a register of European in vitro pharmacotoxicologists. Conduct workshops, symposia, and assign task forces to study particular issues. Results on workshop reviewing current monoclonal antibody production techniques to be published in April, 1997 issue of ATLA journal.
REQUESTOR: Anyone, but primarily scientists, administrators, and government officials.
COSTS: None for individuals requesting only a single or few copies of publications.

Institute of Laboratory Animal Science
(Institut für Labortierkunde der Universität Zürich)

University of Zurich
Winterthurerstrasse 190
8057 Zurich, SWITZERLAND

TELEPHONE: +41-(0)1- 257-11-11 or +41-(0)1-257-54-51 (from the U.S. 41-1257575703)
FAX: +41-(0)-1-257-57-03
CONTACT: Prof. Dr. med. vet. Peter E. Thomann, Director
URL: http://www.unizh.ch/labtier/
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: University
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Provides classes and training courses for technicians, students and postgraduates. Breeds rats and mice, offers diagnostic services for rodents and rabbits, offers in vitro production of monoclonal antibodies, and operates a consulting service to answer questions relating to the care of laboratory animals. Most information on Web site is in German.
REQUESTOR: Laboratory animal users.
COSTS: Vary according to material.

Netherlands Centre Alternatives to Animal Use (NCA)

Department for Animals, Science and Society
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Utrecht University
Yalelaan 2
P.O. Box 80.166
NL-3508 TD UTRECHT
THE NETHERLANDS

TELEPHONE: +31 30 253 2615
FAX: +31 30 253 7997
CONTACT: Secretariat
E-MAIL: secretariaat.dwm@vet.uu.nl
URL: http://www.nca-nl.org/
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Established in 1994 to provide a central and independent body to stimulate development, validation, acceptance, and employment of alternative methods. The NCA is funded by the Dutch Alternatives to Animal Experiments Platform and Utrecht University.
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Establish expert working groups including groups on vaccines and immunoglobulins, give lectures on alternatives, and publish Netherlands Centre Alternatives to Animal Use Newsletter.
REQUESTOR: Anyone.
COSTS: newsletter free

Universities Federation for Animal Welfare

The Old School House
Brewhouse Lane, Wheathampstead,
Hertfordshire, AL4 8AN, UNITED KINGDOM

TELEPHONE: 01707-658202
FAX: 01707-649279
E-MAIL: trevor.poole@ucl.ac.uk
URL: http://www.ufaw.org.uk/
CONTACT: Victoria Taylor, Development Officer
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Private, charitable
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Publications, reprints, videos, educational brochures, and advisory services. Publishes a quarterly scientific journal entitled Animal Welfare, which brings together information from zoos, laboratories, farms, wild, and companion animals. Publication of refinement techniques encouraged.
REQUESTOR: Anyone.
COSTS: Vary according to materials. Annual subscriptions to the journal Animal Welfare cost £50/US$100.


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Updated May 15, 2002