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Appendix A

Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviations

  AAALAC American Association for the Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care

AALAS American Association for Laboratory Animal Science

ACLAM American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine

AGRI-GUIDE Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Agricultural Research and Teaching

APHIS Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

ARENA Applied Research Ethics National Association

Assurance PHS Institutional Animal Welfare Assurance

AV Attending Veterinarian

AVMA American Veterinary Medical Association

AWA Animal Welfare Act

AWIC Animal Welfare Information Center

AWR Animal Welfare Regulations

CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species

FBR Foundation for Biomedical Research

FOIA Freedom of Information Act

GLP Good Laboratory Practice

GUIDE Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

HREA Health Research Extension Act of 1985

IACUC Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

ILAR Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources

IO Institutional Official (At CWU: Associate Vice President of Graduate Studies, Research & Continuing Education)

LACEY Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 (re: import and export of wildlife)

MANUAL Institutional Administrator's Manual for Laboratory Animal Care and Use

NABR National Association for Biomedical Research

NAL National Agricultural Library

NAS National Academy of Science

NIH National Institutes of Health

NLM National Library of Medicine

NRC National Research Council

OLAW Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, NIH

OPRR Office for Protection from Research Risks (replaced by OLAW)

PHS Public Health Service

PHS Policy Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

PI Principal Investigator

Principles U.S. Government Principles for the Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used in Testing, Research, and Training

USDA United Stated Department of Agriculture

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