USDA inspection results in personnel citation

April 10, 2023

The United States Department of Agriculture conducted an unannounced inspection on March 14 and issued a report with a single citation in the category of personnel qualifications due to an event that occurred on June 25, 2022. The event was self-identified and corrected by Princeton University staff, and veterinary staff determined that animal welfare was not compromised. The report noted the implementation of a corrective plan of action and retraining of laboratory staff before the time of inspection.

Princeton University is committed to providing humane and responsible care for animals in research. Animal research generates valuable knowledge and information that benefits society, and is subject to rigorous scientific, ethical and regulatory oversight. Princeton’s animal care program is accredited by AAALAC International, a voluntary accreditation program for organizations that use animals in research.