Mission: The scientists center for animal welfare (scaw) is composed of research professionals dedicated to balancing animal welfare and excellence in basic and applied scientific inquiry. Scaw recognizes that some research areas present challenges regarding animal use. Scaw affirms that the potential benefit to humans and animals from research and the cost to the animal subject(s) must both be considered. By addressing animal research challenges directly through education and training, scaw serves to facilitate open discussion and helps craft solutions as well as promote best practices. Through its outreach to the broader research community, scaw demonstrates its commitment to excellence in animal care and science.
Programs: Conducted conferences and workshops to enlighten scientists and others who work with laboratory animals about new national policies, institutional animal care and use committees, and animal welfare regarding the humane treatment of laboratory animals. Services to members included publishing of a newsletter distributed to members, contributors, and other interested parties. Prerecorded webinars on the care and proper use of laboratory animals. Sold publications to members and other interested parties on the care and proper use of laboratory animals.