About ICLAS

ICLAS is an international scientific organization dedicated to advancing human and animal health and well-being by promoting the
ethical care and use of laboratory animals in research worldwide


ICLAS is officially registered in Belgium

The aims of ICLAS

  • Promote ethical principles, scientific responsibilities, and animal welfare in research and education
  • Advance collaboration within the global Laboratory Animal Science community
  • Advocate for the advancement of Laboratory Animal Science in developing countries and regions
  • Be a global resource for Laboratory Animal Science knowledge and best practices

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Download the ICLAS Brochure 

ICLAS History

the history of ICLAS authored by Erichsen and Hopla

ICLAS Awards

An overview of all awards

President: Cynthia Pekow (AALAS, U.S.A.)

VicePresident: Atsushi Iriki (Japan)

Secretary General: Ekaterina Rivera (Brazil)

Treasurer: Jussi Helppi (GV-SOLAS, Germany)

National Representatives: Ouajdi Souilem (Tunisia), Jim Webster (New Zealand), Cory Brayton (USA), Hanna-Marja Voipio (Finland)

Scientific/Union Representatives: Lynn Anderson (ACLAM, USA), Manuel Berdoy (LASA, UK), Abdelouafi Benmouloud (AASEA, Algeria), Montip Gettayacamin (TALAS, Thailand), Marcel Frajblat (SBCAL, Brazil), Marcus Litman (CALAS, Canada)

Institutional Representatives: Arvind Ingle (ACTREC, India), Nobuhito Hayashimoto (CIEA, Japan)

ICLAS has adopted a new Strategic Plan. You can see the current status of Goals, Strategies and Tasks here.

The 2022 ICLAS General Assembly took place on 16 June in Marseille, France. 

- Minutes 

- Audit Report

- Presentation GA 2022


The 2021 ICLAS General Assembly took place virtually on 16 October. 

- Minutes 

- Audit Report

- Financial Report

- Treasurer´s Report