ORI Introduction to RCR: Chapter 4. The Welfare of Laboratory Animals
Association for Assessment and Accreditation of
Laboratory Animal Care International
AAALAC is a private nonprofit organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through a voluntary accreditation program....
More than 650 companies, universities, hospitals, government agencies and other research institutions have earned AAALAC accreditation, demonstrating their commitment to responsible animal care and use. These institutions volunteer to participate in AAALAC's program, in addition to complying with the local, state and Federal laws that regulate animal research. (Link)