Thai Association for Laboratory Animal Science (TALAS)
The Thai Association for Laboratory Animal Science (TALAS) was found in 2001. Today the association is composed of Individuals or Institutions concerned with care and use of laboratory animals, including technicians, veterinarians, scientists, physicians, researchers, administrators, and many others interested in the proper care and use of animals in research, teaching, and testing. Committees are formed to manage specific areas of concern, such as education, membership, promotion, and meeting. There are currently about 300 TALAS members.
To promote the required skills and ethics of those who work in laboratory animal field.
To provide research community with professional help.
To facilitate a transition toward the future plan.
To promote and encourage the highest standards of animal care and use in research as well as the quality research.
To promote and develop of laboratory animal sciences and related academic field.
To advance knowledge, skills and status of those who care for and use of laboratory animals.
To promote and encourage the highest level of ethics within the profession of laboratory animal science.
To share with other professionals and difficulties inherent in using laboratory animal.