Refinement Forum

Knowledge Source Identification
Knowledge source name Refinement Forum
Abbreviated name LAREF
Owner/Developer Animal Welfare Institute
Abbreviated owner AWI
Country United States of America
Languages English
Contact email
Description 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. The group is intended to serve the international animal care community in its attempt to promote animal welfare and improve scientific methodology by avoiding or eliminating husbandry-related stress situations. The forum is open to animal care personnel, animal technicians, students, attending veterinarians and researchers who have or had first-hand experience in the care of animals kept in laboratories.
Knowledge Source Category
Category Experts
Sub categories Online Community
Knowledge Dissemination and Sharing
Dissemination channel Forum / Blog, Website
Targeted audience (specified/objective analysis) Students, Researchers, Scientists
Users access Open access, User registration
Knowledge Characterization
3Rs relevance Refinement
Purpose Animal welfare, Documentation and information
Technology/Tools Animal testing (in vivo)