OHSU National Primate Research Center receives another clean bill of health following federal inspection
09/20/12 Portland, Ore.
The Oregon National Primate Research Center at Oregon Health & Science University has received another clean bill of health from the United States Department of Agriculture. Approximately twice a year, a USDA animal care expert conducts an unannounced, thorough inspection of OHSU’s primate center to ensure the facility is in compliance with the Animal Welfare Act.
The latest report follows an inspection of ONPRC facilities and records on September 5 and 6. The one-page report indicates: “No noncompliant items identified during this inspection.” This language is common on USDA reports when a facility is found to have no items requiring correction. The primate center has a history of receiving reports that are in full compliance with the Animal Welfare Act. A copy of the September 2012 report can be downloaded here. Previous inspection reports are posted online by the primate center and can be found here.
“Our animal care staff members work day in and day out to provide the best possible care for our animals,” said Nancy L. Haigwood, Ph.D., director of the ONPRC. “These reports are third-party confirmation of their excellent work, dedication and compassionate care.”
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The ONPRC is a registered research institution, inspected regularly by the USDA. It operates in compliance with the Animal Welfare Act and has an assurance of regulatory compliance on file with the National Institutes of Health. The ONPRC also participates in the voluntary accreditation program overseen by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC).