.Beginning September 2011, AAALAC (Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care) will use the following three primary standards to evaluate animal care and use programs. “… their adoption by AAALAC’s Board of Trustees as primary standards signifies the importance of these performance based guidelines in the accreditation process.”
Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (Guide 8th ed.), NRC 2011
Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Teaching (Ag Guide), FASS 2010
Additional information about the changes to the program description, the proposed position statements, and related education and training may be found at the AAALAC site.
UC Davis is AAALAC accredited.