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Frequently Asked Questions

Are all of the Center's nonhuman primates socially housed?
The vast majority of our nonhuman primate population is socially housed...
 
How are the nonhuman primates housed?
The Oregon National Primate Research Center provides social interaction for all nonhuman primates...
 
How many nonhuman primates are at the Center?
The current census lists about 4800 nonhuman primates ...
 
Is research that uses nonhuman primates regulated?
Using nonhuman primates in biomedical research is a serious responsibility. There are numerous regulatory safeguards...
 
What is done for the psychological well-being of the nonhuman primates?
The Oregon National Primate Research Center developed a "Plan for Environmental Enhancement Adequate to Promote Psychological Well-Being of Nonhuman Primates"...
 
Where do the nonhuman primates come from?
An outdoor breeding program ensures that the Oregon National Primate Research Center nonhuman primate population is nearly self-sustaining...
 
Who cares for the animals?
The Division of Comparative Medicine veterinarians, veterinarian support staff, animal care technicians, laboratory staff, and administrative support staff...
 
Who oversees the animal care program?
The care and treatment of animals is subject to policies of the Oregon National Primate Research Center and its Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee...