Links to resources from other organisations
International organisations promoting the ethical care and use of laboratory animals
ANZCCART (NZ) has memberships or partnerships with four international organisations that promote greater openness, or the ethical care and humane use, of animals in research, in order to learn from international best practice.
In late September 2009, ANZCCART New Zealand was approved for membership in the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care international (AAALAC International). AAALAC International is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through voluntary accreditation and assessment programs. AAALAC stands for the ‘Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care’.
International Council for Laboratory Animal Science
In 2005, ANZCCART New Zealand was approved for membership in the International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS). ICLAS is an international scientific organisation dedicated to advancing human and animal health by promoting the ethical care and use of laboratory animals in research worldwide.
European Animal Research Association
In 2020, ANZCCART signed a MoU with the European Animal Research Association (EARA) which reflects a shared commitment to greater openness, improved communications and constructive public discourse in relation to animal research in Australia and New Zealand.
Understanding Animal Research
In 2020, ANZCCART became a member of Understanding Animal Research (UAR), which seeks to achieve a broad understanding of the humane use of animals in medical, veterinary, scientific and environmental research. There is now a UAR Oceania.
External newsletters on the use of animals in research, testing or teaching:
New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industry’s Welfare Pulse
This section includes a selection of external articles that are relevant to researchers, teachers and students who use animals in their work. If you know of an article that should be included in this resource bank please contact us with the full reference.
Squeaky clean mice could be ruining research. Nature (2018):Apr 5;556(7699):16-18
Should research animals be named? Science (2015): Vol. 347 no. 6225 pp. 941-943
Line of attack. Science (2015): Vol. 347 no. 6225 pp. 938-940
Other relevant publications
Quality of blood samples from the saphenous vein compared with the tail vein during multiple blood sampling of mice. Laboratory animals 44.1 (2010): 25-29.
Social and physical environmental enrichment differentially affect growth and activity of preadolescent and adolescent male rats. Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS 47.2 (2008): 30.
The use of sodium lamps to brightly illuminate mouse houses during their dark phases. Laboratory animals 38.4 (2004): 384-392.
The therapeutic potential of regulated hypothermia. Emergency Medicine Journal 18.2 (2001): 81-89.
Resource bank and recommendations on best practice
ANZCCART aims to promote best practice whenever animals are used for research, testing or teaching. This resource bank contains articles, newsletters and information that will help you keep up to date with the latest developments in animal welfare.
Resources and websites that provide information on alternative methods in animal research, testing and teaching.
Resources and websites that provide information on animal welfare.
Statistical design for animal welfare. We strongly recommend the resources on designing animal experiments provided by Michael Festing.
Alt web (resource database hosted by Johns Hopkins University)
Animal Welfare Act 1999 (Parliamentary Council Office website)
Culture of Care (A NAEAC guide for people working with animals in research, testing and teaching) (PDF, 393 kb, 6 pages)
Ethical guidelines for students in laboratory classes involving the use of animals and animal tissues
Guide to the Animal Welfare Act (Ministry of Primary Industries website)