Institute for Laboratory Animal Research

Knowledge Source Identification
Knowledge source name Institute for Laboratory Animal Research
Abbreviated name ILAR
Owner/Developer National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Country United States of America
Languages English
Contact email
Description The mission of ILAR is to evaluate and to report on scientific, technological, and ethical use of animals and related biological resources, and of non-animal alternatives in non-food settings, such as research, testing, education, and production of pharmaceuticals. ILAR seeks to identify practices that provide for excellence in the welfare of animals used for these purposes, recognizing their moral value while achieving high-quality science. ILAR evaluates and encourages the use, development, and validation of non-animal alternatives. ILAR provides independent, objective advice to the federal government, to the international biomedical community, and to the public through reports of expert committees, web-based resources, and other means of communication. It is a unit in the Division on Earth and Life Studies of the National Research Council.
Knowledge Source Category
Category Organization
Sub categories Non-Governmental Organization
Knowledge Dissemination and Sharing
Dissemination channel Website, Audio / Video, Social media
Targeted audience (specified/objective analysis) Scientists, Regulators, Researchers
Users access Open access
Knowledge Characterization
3Rs relevance Replacement, Reduction, Refinement
Purpose Animal welfare, Education and training, Documentation and information