The Institutional Officials Consortium is a collaboration of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, contract research organizations, and companies that support research activities dedicated to advancing the benefits of animal-based research and emerging alternatives to support and improve human and animal health.
Our goal is to establish a coordinated and strategic vision from life sciences and research organizations that work with animal models for biomedical research safety and testing to enable scientific and medical progress.
IOC working groups on biomedical research awareness and research risks provide a forum for the research community to communicate, share experiences, conduct strategic planning for research, and advance together to communicate openly about research.
We believe it is essential to provide public and factual information on biomedical research. IOC communicates that testing and research are essential for the development of life-saving medicine and the safety of animal and human patients.
IOC coordinates with organizations advocating for responsible and ethical animal research.