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Open Access Roles of the International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS) and International Association of Colleges of Laboratory Animal Medicine (IACLAM) in the Global Organization and Support of 3Rs Advances in Laboratory Animal Science

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Practical implementation of the 3Rs at national and regional levels around the world requires long-term commitment, backing, and coordinated efforts by international associations for laboratory animal medicine and science, including the International Association of Colleges of Laboratory Animal Medicine (IACLAM) and the International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS). Together these organizations support the efforts of regional organization and communities of laboratory animal science professionals as well as the development of local associations and professional colleges that promote the training and continuing education of research facility personnel and veterinary specialists. The recent formation of a World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Collaborating Center for Laboratory Animal Science and Welfare emphasizes the need for research into initiatives promoting laboratory animal welfare, particularly in emerging economies and regions with nascent associations of laboratory animal science.

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Affiliations: 1: Department of Pathobiology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada. [email protected] 2: Research and, Development, Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington, USA 3: Animals in Science Regulation Unit, Home Office, London, UK 4: Physiology Unit, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain 5: Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International, Frederick, Maryland, USA 6: Veterinary and Professional Services, Charles River, Wilmington, Massachusetts, USA 7: Department of Laboratory Animal Medicine, Institute of Experimental Animal Sciences, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan 8: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea 9: Cornell Center for Animal Resources and Education, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA

Publication date: March 1, 2015

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  • The Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (JAALAS) serves as an official communication vehicle for the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS). The journal includes a section of refereed articles and a section of AALAS association news. The mission of the refereed section of the journal is to disseminate high-quality, peer-reviewed information on animal biology, technology, facility operations, management, and compliance as relevant to the AALAS membership. JAALAS accepts research reports (data-based) or scholarly reports (literature-based), with the caveat that all articles, including solicited manuscripts, must include appropriate references and must undergo peer review.

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