The Health and Scientific Advisory Committee of the International Embryo Technology Society is an advisory Committee, technically specialist in reproductive biotechnologies, animal health and food safety. It responds to the IETS members' questions and requests for advice related to those matters both at a national and international level. It submits recommendations based on current scientific knowledge to the IETS Board of Governors (the Board) to further provide guidance and advice to international Agencies, such as those of the United Nations or of the Office International des Epizooties.
The Companion Animals, Non-Domestic and Endangered Species (CANDES) Committee of the International Embryo Technology Society is an advisory committee, technically specialized in comparative reproductive physiologies and the application of reproductive biotechnologies in companion animals (including horses, cats, dogs, birds, amphibians, reptiles, fishes and invertebrates), non-domestic species (including farmed animals, such as buffalo, cervids, camelids, and ratites, rare livestock breeds, and zoo animals), and their endangered species counterparts. It provides intellectual and technical resources on CANDES-related matters to the IETS membership via symposia/workshops at the IETS annual meeting and website updates. It submits recommendations based on current scientific knowledge to the IETS Board of Governors to further provide guidance and advice to international governmental regulatory agencies, recognized animal specialty groups and organized species conservation programs.
Data Retrieval Committee
The Data Retrieval Committee is a group of individuals from around the world that collect and persent world-wide data on activities related to embryo transfer technologies in domestic farm animals.
Domestic Animal Biomedical Embryology Committee (DABE)
Members can also participate in the Domestic Animal Biomedical Embryology Committee (DABE), that serves as an informational resource pertaining to the study of domestic animal embryology, developmental, and stem-cell biology for the development of biomedical models.