The ACS Animal Welfare Committee aims to meet and exceed existing research animal welfare standards and guidelines to achieve scientifically sound animal welfare excellence.
The Animal Welfare Committee’s work is guided by the 3Rs (Replacement, Reduction, and Refinement). One way to support the 3Rs is to identify surplus animals and/or tissues that can be donated to other research labs. The Committee has established an animal and tissue donation program that makes it easy to donate animals and simple to review any available animals across the Animal Care and Use Program (ACUP). All ACUP researchers are encouraged to participate by agreeing to donate surplus animals, as well as by using surplus animals available from other labs. For more information on this program and how to participate, please visit our Animal & Tissue Donation Program SharePoint page (login required) or email the ACS Animal Welfare Committee.