Reports on Site Visits to the National Primate Research Centers and the Federally Supported Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Notice Number: NOT-OD-17-010

Key Dates
Release Date:  October 25, 2016

Related Announcements
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Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Purpose

The purpose of this Notice is to announce that reports on Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) site visits to the National Primate Research Centers (NPRC) and the federally supported chimpanzee sanctuary are now available on the OLAW Web site at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/primate_enrichment-social_housing.htm.

The reports summarize the results of site visits to the NPRC and the federally supported chimpanzee sanctuary. The NPRC receive funds from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to provide facilities, animals, and expertise for investigators using nonhuman primates for biomedical research. The sanctuary provides lifetime care of retired research chimpanzees as mandated by the Chimpanzees Health Improvement, Maintenance, and Protection (CHIMP) Act of December 2000.

The site visits were initiated to determine whether the institutions’ programs and facilities were consistent with their Animal Welfare Assurance with OLAW and to evaluate the current state of social housing, husbandry, enrichment, veterinary care, and training practices.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)
Telephone: 301-496-7163
Email: olaw@od.nih.gov