Teaching/Advocacy Material



Biomedical Research Breakthroughs: 2010-2019
Factsheet examines many of the biomedical discoveries, innovations, and treatments that were made possible because of scientific animal research. It also highlights some common drugs that started with animal research and the process used to approve the drugs. 

Animal Research FAQ Factsheet
A factsheet that addresses common misconceptions associated with laboratory animal research.

Animal Research Saves Lives and Cures Diseases Series
A series of three factsheets that examines the use of animals in research and its effect on human and animal health: Part I: Canines, Rabbits, and Guinea Pigs; Part II: Felines, Pigs, and Goats; and Part III: Nonhuman Primates, Sheep, and Llama

Humanized Mouse Models: Using Human Cells to Conquer Disease
A three-page factsheet highlighting key breakthroughs for infectious disease research, serving as key preclinical tools for a wide variety of translational studies.

Animal Research Saves Lives
A two-page factsheet highlighting 1) contributions that animals have made and continue to make in improving human and animal health and 2) the guidelines in place to ensure appropriate care and treatment of laboratory animals.

Facts on Studies with Dogs
A two-page document detailing how research with dogs has led to advances in therapies for many diseases that affect both animals and humans.

Facts on Studies with Non-human Primates
A one-page document listing medical advances that were made possible due to non-human primate research.

The Critical Role of Nonhuman Primates in Medical Research
This white paper, sponsored by FASEB, the American Physiological Society, the American Academy of Neurology, the American Transplant Foundation, the Society for Neuroscience, the Foundation for Biomedical Research, the American Society for Microbiology, the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, and the Endocrine Society, highlights key medical research areas in which non-human primates remain essential in discovering treatments and cures. 

Reference Guide

Responding to FOIA Requests: Facts and Resources: In response to a tide of threats, violence, and harassment targeting biomedical researchers, FASEB joined with other organizations to copublish a report, “Responding to FOIA Requests: Facts and Resources,” to help researchers understand their responsibilities under the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and state open records laws, and respond to requests for grant information filed under these statutes. The document reflects the growing use of these requests by animal rights extremists who increasingly use FOIA-sourced information to target scientists for harassment or violence, or take information out of context for advocacy campaigns.