Posts Tagged ‘animal care’

AAALAC celebrates 50 years, OHSU acknowledged as long-standing partner

AAALAC International (Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care) is marking 50 years in its role of promoting the humane treatment of animals in science by reflecting on its achievements within the fields of laboratory animal science and medicine and honoring its first accredited organizations, member organizations, and council officers. In 1965, AAALAC’s Articles of Incorporation in Illinois led to the accreditation of two organizations that set a trend for major research universities … Read More

OHSU animal programs earn exemplary marks

The Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) recently conducted site visits to evaluate the animal-use programs on the Central and Waterfront Campus and at the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) on the West Campus.  AAALAC accreditation is voluntary, and the process includes an extensive peer review assessment of the animal use program by experts in the field of laboratory animal care. The AAALAC accreditation program evaluates organizations that use … Read More

Announcing new resource for researchers working with animals

OHSU’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is committed to the humane use and care of animals in biomedical research.  To uphold the highest standards in animal research, the IACUC has implemented an innovative new resource to satisfy animal care and use training requirements.  The American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) Learning Library offers a wide variety of courses that are both general and species-specific.  These specialized modules can be used to help you gain … Read More

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