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FAQ

Is research that uses monkeys regulated? 

Using monkeys in biomedical research is a serious responsibility.  There are numerous regulatory safeguards to ensure that all research projects are critically important to human or animal health, that as few monkeys are used as possible, that the least invasive procedures are performed, that the monkeys’ duration on the project is as short as possible, that any discomfort or signs of disease are well controlled through excellent clinical care, and that the animal’s social and physical environments are as enriched as possible throughout the duration of the study.