Accession Number : ADA331522

Title :   Continuation Request for Partial Support of the Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Wolfle, Thomas L.

PDF Url : ADA331522

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The institute for laboratory Animal Research (ILAR) is a component of the Commission on Life sciences (CLS), National Research Council (NRC). Founded in 1952, ILAR has become recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in developing and making available to the biomedical and laboratory animal science communities guidelines for animal care, breeding and use; descriptions of animal models for human diseases and physiological processes; and reports on specific issues of humane care and use of laboratory animals. ILAR mission is to help improve the availability quality, care, and humane and scientifically valid use of laboratory animals. ILAR accomplishes its goats through its core program, which is carried out by the staff and its special-,project program, which is carried out by NRC-appointed committees with staff assistance. The number of committees and size of the staff are dependent on the number of special projects and available funding Both programs are directed by a 14-member Council comprised of experts in laboratory animal medicine, zoology, genetics, medicine, ethics, and related biomedical sciences. The Army funds partly support general office operations, the Animal Models and Genetic Stocks Information Program, publication of ILAR Journal, and work of the Council.

Descriptors :   *LABORATORY ANIMALS, *ANIMAL HUSBANDRY, *ZOOLOGY, LABORATORY TESTS, CORES, MODELS, HUMANS, DISEASES, MEDICINE, AVAILABILITY, QUALITY, RESOURCES, ANIMALS, PHYSIOLOGY, LIFE SCIENCES, ARMY, GENETICS, GOATS, BIOMEDICINE, MONEY.

Subject Categories : Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine
      Biology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE