Founded in 1983, CBRA serves as the primary voice for the biomedical research
community in the greater western region on pre-clinical research and advances in human and animal
CBRA promotes positions consistent with the responsible use of animals in medical research
and provides fact sheets and materials on a number of pertinent topics. CBRA is available to
answer questions from the media, general public, and from research facilities on legislative,
regulatory, and legal issues effecting biomedical research at the local, state, and federal
levels, and on the critical role of animals in research.
CBRA Statement: The Importance of Animals in Research & Discovery
The following documents and web links may be of interest or use to those seeking additional
information about pre-clinical biomedical research, drug development, and the important role animals play in medical advancement.
Fact Sheet: Alternative Methods in Biomedical Research
Fact Sheet: Laws Governing the Use of Animals in Research
Fact Sheet: Genetically Modified Organisms and Medical Research
Fact Sheet: Myth vs. Fact-Animals in Research
Fact Sheet: The Pet Theft Myth
Fact Sheet: Research Animals and the Roles they Played
Fact Sheet: Animals in Research Statistics
Fact Sheet: Animal Welfare and Animal Rights
Fact Sheet: What is Biomedical Research?
Fact Sheet: Primates in Biomedical Research
Fact Sheet: Frequently Asked Questions About Animals in Research
Fact Sheet: New Drug Development Process
Fact Sheet: Why Are Animals Neccessay in Biomedical Research
Benchtop to Bedside: Biomedical Research and the Process of Drug Development
Careers in Biomedical Research
The High Cost Of Inventing New Drugs—And Of Not Inventing Them
The Process of Drug Development
What is Biomedical Research?
What is Basic Research?
What is Applied Research?
What is Pre-Clinical Research?
What is Clinical Research?
The Animal Welfare Act
Fact Sheet on The Animal Welfare Act from the USDA's APHIS
Questions and Answers about the Animal Welfare Act and Its Regulations for Biomedical Research Institutions
From the NIH, Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare - The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Guidebook, and The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - Drug Approval Application Process
Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
U.S. Government Principles for the Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used in Testing, Research and Training
Health Research Extension Act of 1985
FDA and Good Laboratory Practice for Nonclinical Laboratory Studies
National Association for Biomedical Research
The Foundation for Biomedical Research
Americans for Medical Progress
States United for Biomedical Research
Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC)
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS)
The Society for Neuroscience
The Society of Toxicology
The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)
The American Physiological Society (APS)