Articles About Animals in Laboratories

Please see the below articles about Animals in Laboratories from past editions of the AWI Quarterly Magazine.

NIH Denies Sanctuary to Dozens of Former Research Chimps

On October 1, the National Institutes of Health provided its annual update regarding government-owned and government-supported chimpanzees retired from research, including data on those who are still held in laboratories. The NIH has announced that...

LAREF Has Moved!

AWI’s Laboratory Animal Refinement & Enrichment Forum (LAREF) is an electronic discussion forum facilitating the factual exchange of experiences about ways to refine the conditions under which animals are housed and handled in research institutions...

AWI Refinement Grant Winners Announced

Each year, AWI awards several Refinement Grants to investigators in the United States and Canada to support innovative research projects aimed at improving the welfare of animals in research. We wish to congratulate this year’s...

Grant Opportunity to Improve Lab Animal Welfare

Do you have a creative idea for improving the welfare of research animals? AWI offers grants of up to $10,000 to conduct short research projects, based in the United States or Canada, aimed at improving...

Lab Oversight Lapses During Covid-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on many animals, and laboratory animals are no exception. The US Department of Agriculture’s routine unannounced inspections of research facilities (and suppliers of animals for experimentation) has...

VA Told to Reduce Reliance on Dogs in Research

A committee of experts—convened at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to review whether it is “necessary” for the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to continue using dogs in biomedical research to...

Newly Revamped: AWI’s Refinement Database

AWI is pleased to announce the addition of new features to our online Refinement Database. These features make the database more searchable and improve its usability, making it easier to find current information on ways...