Find information here to help you search for alternatives (aka the "3Rs") mandated by the Animal Welfare Act and required for IACUC protocols.
Step 5: Conduct the search, evaluate, modify as needed…
1) Complete and review the search before completing the protocol;
2) Assess and evaluate the alternative possibilities and be prepared to support their use or non-use in writing;
3) Check to make sure the terminology, search strategy, databases searched and dates of search are provided; and
4) Keep a copy of the search strategy, databases searched, and years of search for future use.
USDA. NAL. Animal Welfare Information Center