This website presents the Norwegian Reference Centre for Laboratory Animal Science & Alternatives, which is "dedicated to the collection and spread of information on alternatives to the use of lab animals in research, education and teaching." The site offers information about, and links to, multiple databases that provide alternatives to animal testing. A main feature of this site is the award-winning NORINA database, which provides audiovisual alternatives to the use of animals for training and teaching. The site also offers TextBase, a searchable database of current laboratory animal science textbooks designed to promote "more frequent use of literature within the field, and therefore to improved laboratory animal welfare." Additionally, links are provided for upcoming and past scientific meetings and numerous related sites. The site also offers a simple virtual tour of the laboratory unit with photos and descriptions.
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