AAALAC International site visit results in continued full accreditation

July 28, 2022

The AAALAC International Council on Accreditation has awarded Princeton’s animal care program continued full accreditation following a recent site visit to Princeton University. In a letter dated July 1, 2022, the Council determined that the animal care program conforms with AAALAC International standards and commended the staff “for providing and maintaining an exemplary program of laboratory animal care and use.”

In making its decision to award continued full accreditation, AAALAC cited Princeton’s strong administrative commitment to the program. Princeton’s animal care program is administered by the departments of Research Integrity and Assurance and Laboratory Animal Resources, both within the Office of the Dean for Research, in partnership with Environmental Health and Safety. The program’s success also relies on University Health Services, Facilities, and the research community at Princeton.

AAALAC International standards for accreditation are set forth by the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, established by the U.S. National Research Council in 2011.

Princeton’s animal care program is dedicated to advancing the frontiers of knowledge and to saving, improving and prolonging the lives of humans and animals. It does so while upholding the highest standards of regulatory compliance and the humane and responsible treatment of animals.