Transportation of Laboratory Animals

Please click here to view the presentations that were given at the workshop, as well as video recordings of the event.

Please click here to view the final agenda.

Statement of Task:

A National Research Council appointed committee of experts will plan and conduct a public workshop to examine critical issues relating to the transportation of research animals. Invited speakers will address the challenges of transporting laboratory animals humanely and safely to ensure adequate supply for biomedical research in the face of increasing societal opposition to the domestic and international movement of these animals.The event will be webcast.

An individually-authored summary of the presentations and discussions at the workshop will be prepared by a designated rapporteur in accordance with institutional guidelines.


Please click here to view the 2006 ILAR report on Guidelines for the Humane Transportation of Research Animals.


Transportation of Laboratory Animals Workshop Committee

Carol Clarke, Co-Chair
USDA, APHIS Animal Care
William J. White, Co-Chair
Charles River Laboratories
Robert C. Dysko
University of Michigan Medical School
Judith B. Franco
Pfizer, Inc.
Dianne Garnes
Novartis Corporation
Bruce W. Kennedy
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
David M. Kurtz
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
C. Ford Morishita
Retired Biology Teacher
Founding Member of the National Academies Teacher Advisory Council
Susan Brust Silk
Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare
National Institutes of Health


This roundtable is sponsored by generous contributions from:

Covance Laboratories, Inc., University of Washington, University of Michigan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Novartis Corporation, American Veterinary Medical Association, American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, GlaxoSmithKline, University of California–Davis, University of Illinois, Charles River Laboratories, and the National Academies.