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Resources for Principal Investigators

Websites have been carefully selected to assist investigators at SDSU. Pease be aware that sites change frequently. If you find one of these sites inactive, please contact so we may update our records. 


EH&S Information  

Please visit the EH&S website for more information on these topics of interest:

Anesthetic Gas Use & Scavenging Policy 

Anesthetic Gas Use & Scavenging SOP 

Animal Exposure/Contact Monitoring Program

  • Risk Assessment Form

Controlled Substance Program (DEA)

Field Research Safety Plan

Hazardous Materials Management 


Guidance Documents

Animal Research Covered under the NIH Guidelines (Reference Table)

Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

Code of Best Practices for Field Primatology


OLAC Approved Animal Vendors

Charles River Laboratories
Harlan Sprague Dawley
Jackson Labs
SDSU Genomics Facility (link coming soon)


Animal Health & Disease Resources

Laboratory Animal Management: Rodent (ILAR)

Commercial & Federal Organizations

Allentown Caging Equipment Company, Inc.
Edstrom Industries, Inc.
Harlan Laboratories
Jackson Laboratory
Information on Animal Alternatives Database
NIH Office of Extramural Research

Educational & Multimedia Resources

Digital Frog International

Ethics / Humane Associations & Resources

AGRICOLA (USDA National Agriculture Library)

Animal Welfare Information Center (USDA AWIC)

Biosis (UC Berkeley Library)

Current Research Information Service (USDA CRIS)

Google Scholar

Life Sciences Abstracts (CSA)

Medline (NIH US National Library of Medicine)

PRIM&R - Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research 

SCAW - Scientists Center for Animal Welfare

TOXNET (NIH US National Library of Medicine)

USDA Animal Care Resource Guide Policies (Policy #12) Consideration of Alternatives to Painful/Distressful Procedures

General Veterinary Guides

Laws | Regulations | Government Agencies

APHIS - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
2013 AVMA Panel on Euthanasia Report
AWA - Animal Welfare Act
CDC - Center for Disease Control
CVM - Center for Veterinary Medicine
FOIA - Freedom of Information Act
Food and Drug Administration
NCIE - National Center for Import and Export
NIH - National Institutes of Health
NLM - National Library of Medicine
NTP - National Toxicology Program
OLAW - Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare
VS - USDA Veterinary Services


ILAR Journal
Lab Animal

Research Animal-Related Organizations & Associations

AAALAC International Home Page
AALAS - American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
ACLAM - American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine
AVMA - American Veterinary Medical Association
MSMR - Massachusetts Society for Medical Research
NABR - National Association for Biomedical Research
SCAW - Scientists Center for Animal Welfare

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To contact program admin support:

Division of Research Affairs

Animal Care and Use Program
Gateway Center, 3rd floor

San Diego State University
5250 Campanile Dr.
Mail Code 1933
San Diego, CA 92182

Phone: 619-594-0905