• IDA Research Guide Overview
  • Locating your targets.
  • Obtaining medical school catalogs.
  • Using the World Wide Web to find information.
  • Obtaining CRISP Abstracts.
  • Using the Gopher system.
  • The Department of Defense web site.
  • Freedom of Information Act requests.
  • Obtaining USDA Annual reports.
  • Obtaining USDA Inspection reports.
  • Investigating your targets with Medline.
  • Medline on the World Wide Web.
  • Contacting the National Institute of Health.
  • Other important documents.
  • Reviewing journal articals, grants and other documents.
  • Obtaining professional opinions.
  • Writing a brochure or fact sheet.
  • Regulatory and animal care guides.
  • Attending IACUC meetings.
  • Conclusion.

    Research guide resources:

  • Organizations.
  • Common NIH Grant Designations.
  • Sample CRISP Abstract and Indexing Terms.
  • Sample DOD Abstract
  • Sample FOIA letter.
  • Sample Necropsy Report.







  • Obtaining medical school catalogs

    Once you have decided on the research institution(s)you want to investigate, you should obtain as many of their catalogs aspossible. Medical school catalogs usually list the names of the professorsin each area of medicine taught by the school, and often include the researchconducted in each department. Sometimes, other divisions within an institutionwill have their own catalogs, such as graduate programs in neuroscience;ask for catalogs from any programs conducting scientific research. Pay specialattention to departments like psychology, neuroscience, addiction and behavioralneuroscience; areas of research like these are particularly vulnerable becauseof cruelty, questionable applicability to humans, and waste of tax dollars.