Workshop Report/Summary

The Development of Science-based Guidelines for Laboratory Animal Care: Proceedings of the November 2003 International Workshop (2004)

The purpose of this workshop was to bring together experts from around the world to assess the available scientific knowledge that can affect the current and pending guidelines and regulations on care of laboratory animals. The workshop consisted of presentations and discussions focused on identifying gaps in the current scientific knowledge of lab animal welfare, assessing potential financial costs of unscientifically-based regulations on facilities and research, and determining possible negative impacts of arbitrary regulation on animal welfare.