By Karina Smith (Senior Consultant)

NORINA (A Norwegian Inventory of Alternatives) is an English-language database containing information on over 3,500 audiovisual aids that may be used as alternatives or supplements to the use of animals in teaching and training, including dissection alternatives, at all levels from Junior School to University.  The information in the database has been collected from 1991 onwards.

NORINA was created and developed by Senior Consultant Karina Smith at the Laboratory Animal Unit at the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science. NORINA was taken over by Norecopa in 2011. The project is now financed by Nordisk Samfunn mot Smertevoldende Dyrefors°k. For more information about the NORINA database, please contact

Browse NORINA free of charge using the search engine in the right hand margin.

Click here to browse a list of all products in NORINA in alphabetical order.

Please use the Feedback facility in the right hand margin if you find outdated information or wish to make us aware of products not cited in NORINA.

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Thanks to all the sponsors of NORINA.

Articles describing NORINA and related databases:

The NORINA database of alternatives

Databases on alternatives: What is available and how are they used?

The information in NORINA and in our other database, TextBase, complements each other. TextBase contains information on more than 1,500 textbooks within laboratory animal science and related subjects. We strongly suggest a search in TextBase if you do not find the information you seek in NORINA, and vice versa.

While we make every effort to keep the information in these databases updated, we cannot accept responsibility for factual errors, including availability and price.
We do not supply the products in NORINA or TextBase ourselves. Please always contact the supplier for the latest information before you order.

Number of records in NORINA: 3544
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