Useful links

Swiss authorities

Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office

FOPH Federal Office of Public Health

European authorities

United Kingdom Home Office

COE Council of Europe

OECD Organisation for economic cooperation and development

USA authorities

NIH National Institutes of Health – U.S Department of Health and Human Services


AALAS American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
AAALAC Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care
ACLAD American Committee on Laboratory Animal Diseases
ACLAM American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine
AFSTAL Association Française des Sciences et Techniques de l'Animal de Laboratoire
EBSA European Biosafety Association
ESF European Science Foundation
ESLAV European Society of Laboratory Animal Veterinarians
FELASA Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations
GST Gesellschaft Schweizerischer Tierärzte
GV-SOLAS Gesellschaft für Versuchstierkunde
ICLAS International Council for Laboratory Animal Science
ILAR Institute for Laboratory Animal Research
IVIS International Veterinary Information Service
LAWTE Laboratory Animal Welfare Training Exchange
Mouse Physiology
RDS - Understanding Animal Research in Medicine
SCNAT Schweizerische Akademie der Naturwissenschaften
SVK Schweizerische Vereinigung für Kleintiermedizin
TVT Tierärztliche Vereinigung für Tierschutz
USGEB Union of the Swiss Societies for Experimental Biology
ZFIN Zebrafish Information Network
3R Foundation Research Switzerland
AWIC USDA-NAL Animal Welfare Information Center
CAAT Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing
Altweb special resource on monoclonal antibody production
CCAC Canadian Council on Animal Care
FRAME Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments
ICCVAM The Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods
ILAR Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources
Norina and The Norwegian Reference Centre for Laboratory Animal Science & Alternatives
RDS Research Defense Society
RSPCA The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
SCAW Scientists Center for Animal Welfare
UFAW Universities Federation for Animal Welfare


ACLAM American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine
AWI Animal Welfare Institute
ESH European School of Heamtology
LTK Institut für Labortierkunde der Universität Zürich
MAZ Mikrochirurgisches Ausbildungs-und Forschungszentrum
NC3Rs National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research
TIZ Tierschutzinformationszentrum, München


Drug compendium Switzerland
Veterinary drug compendium Switzerland
Active substance database
Clinical toxicology
Toxic plants
Information about drugs


List of approved trainings
LTK Institut für Labortierkunde, Universität Zürich Irchel
RESAL Réseau des Animaleries Lémaniques
Swiss Society for Neuroscience
Union of the Swiss Societies for Experimental Biology


Alternatives to Laboratory Animals
Alternatives to Animal Testing
Contemporary Topics in Laboratory Animal Science
ILAR Journal
Laboratory Animals
Lab Animal
Laboratory Primate Newsletter
Scandinavian Journal of Laboratory Animal Science
Society and Animals
Veterinary Record
Genamics Journal Seek: search engine covering 8500 journals


Free Medline
The Whole Mouse Catalog (formerly Mouse and Rat Research Home Page)
Antibody Resource Page
Buyer’s Guide (Laboratory Animals)