New Report: Aims to Advance Regulatory Efficiency in Animal Research

The use of animals in research continues to be vital to understanding human and animal disease, and researchers take their commitment to the humane care and use of research animals seriously. However, numerous conflicting, outdated, or ineffective federal regulations governing the processes of animal use in research result in increased burden on the researcher, without benefitting animal welfare.

In an effort to streamline regulations, FASEB collaborated with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Council on Governmental Relations (COGR), with support from the National Association for Biomedical Research (NABR), to release a new report. Primarily targeting the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the report proposes changes to federal regulations, policies, and guidelines governing the use of animals in research, while also ensuring to maintain humane care of animals as a top priority.