Additional Resources

Refinement Forum (LAREF)

The purpose of this electronic discussion forum is the exchange of experiences about ways to improve the conditions under which animals in laboratories are housed and handled.

Enrichment and Refinement Databases

A listing of AWI's Enrichment and Refinement Databases.

Online Guides & Laws

A listing of helpful links to online guides and laws.

Free Publications for Research Laboratory Personnel

The Animal Welfare Institute is offering free copies of some publications, by request, to research laboratory personnel and IACUC members.

Shaping Policy for Animals in Laboratories

For over 60 years, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) has been advocating for better care, handling and housing for animals in research. AWI furthers this goal by providing those in research laboratories with a variety of complimentary reference books; a subscription to the AWI Quarterly; membership in an online discussion group for laboratory personnel (the Laboratory Animal Refinement and Enrichment Forum); and the opportunity to apply for grants to improve the housing and handling of animals in research.