FELASA, the Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations, represents common interests in the furtherance of all aspects of laboratory animal science (LAS) in Europe and beyond. FELASA puts the 3Rs of Laboratory Animal Science ‘Replacement, Reduction, and Refinement’ center stage. FELASA advocates responsible scientific conduct with animals in the life sciences with a particular emphasis on ensuring animal welfare.
FELASA publishes guidelines, recommendations, and policy documents on topics relevant to laboratory animal science.
FELASA maintains relations with national, international, and governmental bodies concerned with laboratory animal science in Europe, notably the Council of Europe, the European Commission, the European Parliament, and continuously seeks collaborations with laboratory animal science associations outside Europe.
FELASA was established in 1978, as detailed in the History of FELASA document.