ERIC Number: ED222368
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
National Survey of Laboratory Animal Facilities and Resources. Fiscal Year 1978.
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Inst. of Lab. Animal Resources.
Reported is a national survey of laboratory animal facilities and resources conducted by the Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources (ILAR) at the request of the Animal Resources Program Branch of the NIH Division of Research Resources. Two earlier surveys (1964 and 1970) had been conducted by ILAR at the request of NIH. Since these reports were published, many changes have taken place and much information in the first two surveys is no longer relevant. This survey was aimed at collecting and analyzing data on the current status of, unfilled needs in, and future requirements for research animals, animal resource personnel, facilities, and programs throughout the United States during FY 1978. Survey questionnaires were distributed to 2,637 known users of laboratory animals in the United States, and 1,902 (72 percent) were returned. Separate sections of the report are devoted to the following topics: dimensions of survey population, animal use and sources, facility administration and personnel, facilities and equipment, costs of animal care, and appendix (the survey questionnaire). Each of these sections has two parts: current status, and comments and projections. In selected areas, comparisons are made between data derived from the FY 1968 and 1978 surveys. (Author/JN)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHHS), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Inst. of Lab. Animal Resources.