AAALAC International is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through voluntary accreditation and assessment programs. AAALAC stands for the "Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care."Impartial?
AAALAC's purpose is to provide an open, fair and impartial peer-evaluation that results in valuable suggestions and information organizations will use to improve their programs and achieve new levels of excellence.
Christian E. Newcomer, V.M.D., Dip ACLAMBut NABR is anything but impartial.
Dr. Chris Newcomer recently became the Executive Director of AAALAC International on June 1, 2008 culminating his 24 years of participation in AAALAC International site visit activities as an ad hoc consultant and a member of the Council on Accreditation. Dr. Newcomer recently held a position on the faculty and in the administration of Johns Hopkins University as Associate Provost for Animal Research and Resources. He is a current member of the NABR Board of Trustees. An International Forum for Animal Research Policy [Requires registration. Many pages password protected.]
The National Association for Biomedical Research (NABR) is the only national, nonprofit organization dedicated solely to advocating sound public policy that recognizes the vital role of humane animal use in biomedical research, higher education and product safety testing.Impartial my ass.