The Laboratory Animal Science Association, LASA, was founded in 1963 by a consortium of industrial, university, ministry and research council representatives – a breadth of interest which is still typical of the LASA membership today. Laboratory animal science seeks to ensure the provision and best use of the most appropriate animal models – including derived materials such as organs, tissues and cellular components – for medical, veterinary and other scientific purposes.
LASA’s Mission Statement:
To advance scientific understanding and knowledge of the use, care and welfare of laboratory animals and promote refinement, reduction and replacement.
CONCORDAT ON OPENNESS
LASA has signed the Concordat on Openness on Animal Research to signal the Association’s support for the principles of openness and transparency.
We encourage our members to consider how they can be more open about their work and take opportunities to engage with the public about the role of animals in science.
Our policy on the use of animals in research aligns with our organisational aims and is endorsed by LASA members.
JOIN US TODAY
Join us today and receive LASA’s membership package which includes:
- Discounted entry to LASA meetings and events
- Career support and opportunities through LASA’s networks, bursary and CPD schemes
- Access to policy updates, support and guidance relevant to laboratory animal science
- Regular sector news, training and events information through LASA’s newsletter, The LASA Forum