IACUC and Pain-Related Internet Resources

Ken Boschert, DVM

Washington University
Division of Comparative Medicine
Box 8061, 660 S. Euclid Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone: 314-362-3700
Fax: 314-362-6480

The Internet, primarily through the proliferation of the World Wide Web, has become the medium by which many groups and individuals disseminate information and provide forums of discussion on a seemingly limitless number of topics. Every Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee must address issues involving pain as it may apply to various animal experimental protocols. It is to each IACUC member's advantage to be familiar with those Internet resources which may provide knowledge about pain, its assessment, management, and physiology.

Approximately 400 web-based resources relevant to pain or IACUC's are referenced below. This collection of links attempts to provide those interested with an overview of some of the best information currently available on the Internet. The categories of resources listed include: major neuroscience directories, resource references, journals, meetings, government agencies and regulations, anesthesia and analgesia, academic departments, institutional animal care and use committees, animal behavior, ethics and alternatives to animal testing, commercial resources, as well as pain societies and animal research organizations.

As scientific knowledge advances our understanding of pain and its many facets, the Internet will continue to play an increasingly important role as a source of data and a method of knowledge exchange. There is great potential to benefit both human and experimental animal care and well-being as information becomes more widely available and more effectively transmitted in a wealth of media-rich and searchable formats.

By it's nature, information on the web does change rapidly. Over time link addresses will change and new sites will be created. In order to serve as a better document, the most current version of these resources will be available on the Internet at the following address: <http://netvet.wustl.edu/pain.htm>


IACUC and Pain-related Bookmarks

  • Directories
  • Iacucs
  • Reference Resources
  • Guidelines
  • Meetings
  • Behavior
  • Journals
  • Alternatives
  • Anesthesia
  • Academic
  • Commercial
  • Government Agencies
  • Laws and Regulations
  • Pain Related Organizations
  • Animal Related Organizations

  • Pain Management and Humane Endpoints Meeting
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  • Bandolier List of Systematic Reviews on Pain Topics
  • Brainbooks
  • Global Neurologic Web Sites
  • Hardin MD - Neurology & Neurosciences
  • Internet Neuroscience Resources
  • MedMark Neurology-Neuroscience
  • Mind-Brain Resources
  • Neuroland
  • NeuroNet
  • Neuropsychology Central
  • Neuroscience Education
  • Neuroscience for Kids
  • NeuroscienceNow
  • Neurosciences (Mining Co.)
  • Neurosciences on the Internet
  • Neurostuff.com
  • Pain Internet
  • Pain Management Links
  • Pain Net
  • Pain Online
  • Pain.com
  • PainLink
  • Pediatric Pain Research Resources
  • ShuffleBrain
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Guide
  • Whole Brain Atlas
  • WWW Resources for Pain Researchers and Clinicians
  • WWW Virtual Library Anesthesiology
  • WWW Virtual Library Animal Health, Well-being and Rights
  • WWW Virtual Library Biosciences
  • WWW Virtual Library Neuroscience
  • WWW Virtual Library Veterinary Medicine
  • Yahoo Neuroscience Links
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  • IACUC Links
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    Reference Resources

  • Agricola (NAL)
  • Anatomy of Pain
  • Animal Physiology Study Guide
  • Atlas of the Mouse Brain
  • Atlas of the Primate Brain
  • Basic Neural Processes Tutorials
  • Biomedical Information Resources & Services (Karolinska Institute)
  • BioMedNet
  • Biomethodology of Laboratory Animals (University of Iowa)
  • BIOSIS - Biosystematics & Life ScienceResources
  • BioSites
  • Community of Science
  • Comparative Mammalian Brain Collections
  • CRISP Database (Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects)
  • Drug InfoNet
  • Effects of Drugs on Laboratory Values
  • EurekAlert
  • Genesis Neural Simulator
  • Genetics and Neurogenetics Databases
  • Golgi Atlas of the Postnatal Mouse Brain
  • ILAR Laboratory Code Registry
  • InfoMine
  • International Index of Laboratory Animals
  • Medline (NLM)
  • MedWebPlus
  • Microinjection Workshop
  • MIT Encyclopedia of Cognitive Sciences
  • NetVet - Mosby's Guide to the Veterinary Internet
  • NetVet Veterinary Resources
  • Neuroanatomy & Neuropathology on the Internet
  • Neuroanatomy & Neuropathology Software
  • Neurogenetics at UT Memphis
  • Neurotrophic Factors
  • NIH Web Search
  • NLM Toxicology Tutor
  • NRC - Recognition and Alleviation of Pain and Distress in Laboratory Animals
  • Omni
  • Pain Terminology
  • PharmInfoNet
  • PREX On-Line Information Service
  • Primate Info Net
  • SciCentral
  • SciWeb
  • Sheep Brain Dissection Guide
  • Society for Neuroscience Brain Briefings
  • Specificity in Neural Processing
  • The Scientist
  • ToxNet Web Search
  • Tree of Life
  • USP - U.S. Pharmacopeia
  • Web Resources for Model Organisms
  • William H. Calvin's Books and Articles
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  • AAALAC - Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International
  • ACLAM Adequate Veterinary Care Guidelines
  • APA Guidelines for Ethical Conduct in the Care and Use of Animals
  • ARVO Statement for the Use of Animals in Ophthalmic and Vision Research
  • ASIH_AFS_AIFRB Guidelines for Use of Fishes in Field Research
  • ASIH_HL_SSAR Guidelines for Use of Live Amphibians and Reptiles in Field Research
  • AVMA Report of Panel on Euthanasia
  • CCAC Guide to the Care and Use of Experimental Animals (Canada)
  • Chimpanzees in Research_ Strategies For Their Ethical Care, Management, and Use
  • FASEB Principles for the Use of Animals in Research and Education
  • FDA Compliance Policy Guides
  • Guidelines for Searching Databases for Research and Teaching Using Animals (Emory University)
  • ILAR Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
  • ILAR Laboratory Animal Management_ Dogs
  • ILAR Laboratory Animal Management_ Rodents
  • ILAR Psychological Well-Being of Nonhuman Primates
  • Immunodeficient Rodents_ A Guide to Their Immunobiology, Husbandry, and Use (ILAR)
  • NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules
  • OECD Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals
  • OPRR PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals Tutorial
  • SFN Handbook for the Use of Animals in Neuroscience Research
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  • Anaesthesia Meetings
  • Hum-Molgen Events in Bioscience and Medicine
  • International Pain Meetings Calendar
  • NetVet Veterinary Resources - Meetings
  • Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health Related Conferences
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  • Animal Behavior and Welfare Sites
  • ANIMALS - Computer Simulations of Animal Behavior
  • Applied Ethology Home Page (University of Saskatchewan)
  • Assessment of Stress during Handling and Transport (Temple Grandin)
  • Behavioral Principles of Livestock Handling (Temple Grandin)
  • Harvard University Primate Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory
  • Neuroethology - Neural Basis for Animal Behavior
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  • Anaesthesia
  • Anesthesiology
  • Animal Behaviour Journal
  • Animal Cognition
  • Applied Animal Behaviour Science
  • APStracts
  • Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • Biophysical Journal
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Research Interactive
  • British Journal of Anaesthesia
  • Clinical Journal of Pain
  • Contemporary Topics in Laboratory Animal Science
  • European Journal of Anaesthesiology
  • Harvard Brain
  • HMSBeagle
  • ILAR Journal
  • Investigational Drugs Quarterly
  • Journal of Contemporary Neurology
  • Journal of Neuroscience
  • Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
  • Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
  • Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior
  • Journal of Veterinary Anaesthesia
  • Lab Animal
  • Laboratory Animal Science
  • Laboratory Animals
  • Nature
  • Neurobiology of Disease Journal
  • Neuropsychology
  • Neuroscience-Net
  • Neurotrophism
  • NewScientist Planet Science
  • Pain Forum
  • Pain Research & Management
  • Pain Reviews
  • Pharmacological Research Journal
  • Physiological Reviews
  • Physiologist Journal
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Psychophysiology
  • Science
  • Spinal Cord
  • Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology Journal
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  • Alternatives Online
  • Alternatives to Animal Testing Bibliography (NLM)
  • Altweb Alternatives To Animal Testing On The Web
  • ATLA - Alternatives to Laboratory Animals Journal
  • AVAR - Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights
  • AWIC - USDA-NAL Animal Welfare Information Center
  • Cardiovascular Laboratory Interactive Videodisc Program (Auburn University)
  • Digital Frog International
  • ECVAM - European Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods
  • ERGATT - European Research Group for Alternatives in Toxicity Testing
  • FRAME - Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments
  • GTEMA - Grupo de Trabajo Especializado en Métodos Alternativos (Spain)
  • Humane Innovations and Alternatives Journal
  • IIVS - Institute for In Vitro Sciences
  • Information on Animal Alternatives Database
  • InVitro International
  • Invitroderm.com - Alternatives to Skin Irritation Testing in Animals
  • Invittox Online
  • NCA - Netherlands Centre Alternatives to Animal Use
  • NORINA - Norwegian Inventory of Alternatives
  • Norwegian Reference Centre for Laboratory Animal Science & Alternatives
  • Pain Management Medicine
  • Procter & Gamble Animal Research and Product Safety
  • Sniffy, the Virtual Rat
  • Sources of Support for Research on Alternatives to Animal Use in Research and Testing
  • University of California-Davis Center for Animal Alternatives
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  • Anaesthesia of Rats
  • AnesthesiaWeb
  • Anesthetic & Perioperative Techniques in Swine (Charles River)
  • GasNet - Global Anesthesiology Server Network
  • Illustrated Regional Anesthestics and Pain
  • Images for Veterinary Anaesthesia
  • Virtual Anaesthesia Textbook
  • Wright's Anesthesia and Critical Care Resources
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  • Aalborg University Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction
  • Cal Tech Purkinje Park
  • Columbia University Presbyterian Medical Center Pain Service
  • NeuroSciNet List of Neuro Labs
  • Oxford University Pain Research
  • R.S. Dow Neurological Sciences Institute
  • Rutgers University Behavioral and Neural Sciences
  • UC San Francisco Neuroscience and Physiology
  • University of California - Santa Barbara Neuroscience Research Institute
  • University of New South Wales Paediatric Pain Interest Group
  • University of Newcastle Neural Systems Group
  • University of Pennsylvania Center for Veterinary Critical Care
  • University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Pain Research Group
  • University of Toronto Pain Research Group
  • University of Wisconsin Pain & Policy Studies Group
  • Washington University Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology
  • Yale University Department of Neurosurgery
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  • AC Instrumentation, Inc.
  • AM Bickford, Inc. Anesthesia Equipment
  • Anderson's Timesaving Comparative Guides
  • ANESCO Veterinary Anesthesia Equipment
  • AutoMate Scientific, Inc.
  • Axon Instruments, Inc.
  • Bilaney Consultants
  • BioSupplyNet Biomedical Research Products
  • Braintree Scientific, Inc. Research Equipment
  • Braun & Company Ltd Medical & Veterinary Equipment Manufacturer
  • Cole-Parmer Instrument Company
  • Columbus Instruments
  • Coulbourn Instruments
  • Coyote Bay Instruments
  • Data Critical Wireless Telemedicine
  • Data Sciences International
  • Dataq Instruments, Inc.
  • Diagnostic Instrument Group
  • Dispomed Anesthesia Systems
  • Diversified Enterprises VersaBot
  • DRE Refurbished and Used Anesthesia & Medical Equipment
  • Englern Engineering Company
  • EW Wright Microelectrode Holders
  • Fisher Scientific
  • Fuhrman Diversified Inc. Fieldcam
  • Hallowell Engineering and Manufacturing Corporation
  • Halocarbon Fluorochemicals
  • Harvard Apparatus, Inc.
  • Henry Schein, Inc.
  • IITC, Inc. Life Science Instruments
  • J.A. Webster, Inc.
  • Kent Scientific Corporation
  • KV Vet Supply
  • MDS Matrx Veterinary Equipment
  • MED Associates Research Equipment
  • Metris System Engineering
  • Molecular Probes
  • NeuroSoft Inc.
  • Noldus Information Technology
  • Nonin Veterinary Pulse Oximeters
  • North American Drager
  • Ohmeda Anesthesia and Critical Care Products
  • Pace Scientific, Inc.
  • Pharmaceutical Online
  • PharmaScience
  • PharmInfoNet
  • Pharmx, Inc.
  • PJ Noyes Company Precision Food Pellets
  • Ra Medical Services Anesthetic Products
  • Research Biochemicals International
  • Roxane Laboratories
  • Rusch, Inc. Medical Supplies
  • Sable Systems International Data Acquisition
  • San Diego Instruments
  • SciQuest
  • Thomas Scientific
  • Transonic Systems Inc.
  • Vetbase Drug Formulary Software
  • Vitalaire, Inc.
  • VWR Scientific Products
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    Government Agencies

  • AC - USDA Animal Care
  • APHIS - USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
  • ATSDR - Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
  • AWIC - USDA Animal Welfare Information Center
  • BIC - USDA Biotechnology Information Center
  • CDC - Centers for Disease Control
  • CDER - FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
  • CFSAN - FDA Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition
  • CVM - FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine
  • EPA - Environmental Protection Agency
  • FDA - US Food and Drug Administration
  • Federal Telephone Directories
  • Federal Web Locator
  • FedWorld Information Network
  • GovBot - Database of Government Web Sites
  • IARC - International Agency for Research on Cancer
  • IES - USDA Investigative & Enforcement Services
  • NASA NeurOn - Neurolab Online
  • NCI - National Cancer Institute
  • NCID - National Center for Infectious Diseases
  • NCRR - National Center for Research Resources
  • NCTR - National Center for Toxicological Research
  • NIDA - National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • NIDR Pain Imaging Lab
  • NIEHS - National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • NIH - National Institutes of Health
  • NINDS - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  • NLM - National Library of Medicine
  • NTP - National Toxicology Program
  • OER - NIH Office of Extramural Research
  • OPRR - NIH Office for Protection from Research Risks
  • PHS Veterinary Category
  • UK Home Office Animals, Byelaws & Coroners Unit
  • UK Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Veterinary Medicines Directorate
  • VRP - NIH Veterinary Resource Program
  • WWW VL - US Federal Government Agencies
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    Laws and Regulations

  • ADAA - Animal Drug Availability Act
  • AMDUCA - Animal Medicinal Drug Use Clarification Act of 1994
  • AWA - USDA Animal Welfare Act
  • Bloodborne Pathogens Standard Number_ 1910.1030
  • European Convention for the Protection of Vertebrate Animals used for Experimental and other Scientific Purposes
  • FDA Freedom of Information Summaries
  • FDA Guidance Documents
  • Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
  • Federal Register
  • FOIA - USDA Freedom of Information Act
  • Government Printing Office
  • Internet Law Library
  • Minor Use Animal Drug Program (NRSP-7)
  • PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Labortory Animals
  • Regulatory Affairs Information (RAINFO)
  • Regulatory Forum
  • Thomas - Legislative Information on the Internet
  • Today's Federal Register
  • TRAM Electronic Agency Forms
  • Vetlex European Veterinary Laws and Regulations CD-Rom
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    Pain Related Organizations

  • AAAS - American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • AAN - American Academy of Neurology
  • AAPM - American Academy of Pain Management
  • AAPM - American Academy of Pain Medicine
  • ACNP - American College Of Neuropsychopharmacology
  • APS - American Pain Society
  • APS - American Physiological Society
  • APS - American Psychological Association
  • ARVO - Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • ASA - American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • ASRA - American Society of Regional Anesthesia
  • Biophysical Society
  • Charles A. Dana Foundation
  • Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
  • CPS - Canadian Pain Society
  • DIA - Drug Information Association
  • EuroPain
  • FAER - Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research
  • FASEB - Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
  • IASP - International Association for the Study of Pain
  • ISTOP - Institute for the Study and Treatment of Pain
  • Neurosciences Institute
  • SBN - Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology
  • SFN - Society for Neuroscience
  • SSNR - Society for the Study of Neuronal Regulation
  • World Institute of Pain
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    Animal Related Organizations

  • AAALAC - Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International
  • AALAS - American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
  • AAVPT - American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • ABS - Animal Behavior Society
  • ABVT - American Board of Veterinary Toxicology
  • ACLAD - American Committee on Laboratory Animal Diseases
  • ACLAM - American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • ACVA - American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists
  • ACVCP - American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology
  • AET - Asociación Española de Toxicología (Spain)
  • AMP - Americans for Medical Progress
  • ANZCCART - Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching
  • ARENA - Applied Research Ethics National Association
  • ASAB - Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour
  • ASLAP - American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners Home Page
  • ASPET - American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
  • AVA - Association of Veterinary Anaesthesia
  • AVCA - American Veterinary Chiropractic Association
  • AVCPT - Association for Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • AVECCT - Academy of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Technicians
  • AVH - Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy
  • AVMA - American Veterinary Medical Association
  • AVSAB - American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior
  • BLAVA - British Laboratory Animal Veterinary Association
  • BRET - Biomedical Research Education Trust
  • CAAT - Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing
  • CALAS - Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science
  • CCAC - Canadian Council on Animal Care
  • EBRA - European Biomedical Research Association
  • ECLAM - European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • ECVA - European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia
  • ESLAV - European Society Of Laboratory Animal Veterinarians
  • ESTIV - European Society of Toxicology In Vitro
  • EUROTOX (Association of European Toxicologists & European Societies of Toxicology)
  • FBR - Foundation for Biomedical Research
  • FELASA - Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations
  • FinLAS - Finnish Laboratory Animal Scientists
  • GV-SOLAS - Gesellschaft für Versuchstierkunde (Society of Laboratory Animal Science)
  • HSUS - Humane Society of the United States
  • IACUC's - Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees Page
  • ICLAS - International Council for Laboratory Animal Science
  • IIVTG - Industrial In Vitro Toxicology Group
  • ILAR - Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources
  • IVAS - International Veterinary Acupuncture Society
  • JALAM - Japanese Association for Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • LAWTE - Laboratory Animal Welfare Training Exchange
  • NABR - National Association for Biomedical Research
  • NAIA - National Animal Interest Alliance
  • PRIM&R - Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research
  • RDS - Research Defense Society
  • SCAW - Scientists Center for Animal Welfare
  • SECAL - Sociedad Española de Ciencias del Animal de Laboratorio
  • SGV -Swiss Laboratory Animal Science Association
  • SIMR - Seriously Ill For Medical Research
  • SIVB - Society for In Vitro Biology
  • SOT - Society of Toxicology
  • SVME - Society for Veterinary Medical Ethics
  • UFAW - Universities Federation for Animal Welfare
  • VCS - Veterinary Cancer Society
  • VECCS - Veterinary Emergency Critical Care Society

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    DISCLAIMER: Links listed above do not imply endorsement by either myself or Washington University and are provided for informational purposes only.

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