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About ICLAS

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


ICLAS is officially registered in Belgium

The aims of ICLAS

  • To promote and coordinate the development of Laboratory Animal Science throughout the world and particularly in developing countries
  • To promote international collaboration in Laboratory Animal Science
  • To promote quality definition and monitoring of Laboratory Animals
  • To collect and disseminate information on Laboratory Animal Science
  • To promote world-wide harmonization in the care and use of laboratory animals
  • To promote the humane use of animals in research through recognition of ethical principles and scientific responsibilities.
  • To promote the ‘3R’ tenets of Russell and Burch

ICLAS Strategic Plan

According to its mission, ICLAS strives:


  • to act as a world-wide resource for laboratory animal science knowledge
  • to be the acknowledged advocate for the advancement of laboratory animal science in developing countries and regions
  • and to serve as a premier source of laboratory animal science guidelines and standards, and as general laboratory animal welfare information center.

ICLAS History

the history of ICLAS authored by Erichsen and Hopla

ICLAS Awards

An overview of all awards

Governing Board

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)