Is research that uses nonhuman primates regulated?  

Using nonhuman primates in biomedical research is a serious responsibility. There are numerous regulatory safeguards to ensure that all research projects are critically important to human and/or animal health, utilize the fewest possible monkeys for the shortest possible duration, utilize the least invasive procedures, and control for any discomfort or signs of disease through excellent clinical care. Further, the regulations ensure that the animal's social and physical environments are enriched as much as possible throughout the duration of the study.