• 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.







  • Introduction
    This brief guide to investigating animal research is only an overview, butwe believe it is comprehensive enough to get you started on investigatingand exposing animal experiments. The phone numbers and addresses of allgroups mentioned in this guide are included in the Appendix; two asterisks(**) next to the first mention of a document indicate that a copy is alsoincluded in the Appendix. One of the most important things to remember isthat you do not need a scientific or medical background; persistence anddedication are the most important qualifications you will need to investigate,critique and publicly expose wasteful animal research projects.