Non-compliance incident reported

May 22, 2024

Princeton University reported an incidence of non-compliance to the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare of the National Institutes of Health involving a mouse on Jan. 16, 2024.  University staff immediately provided retraining of laboratory personnel regarding the importance of following approved protocol, and updated the research protocol to include additional guidance. Princeton’s Research Integrity and Assurance department will continue to monitor laboratory personnel for compliance.
Princeton University is committed to protecting the welfare of animals used in research and teaching. Animal research provides insights into a range of biological processes and diseases, and has the potential to inform the search for treatments for cancer, neurological disorders and many other conditions. Animals are used in research when no alternatives exist to address specific scientific questions.