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FAQ

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 or animal health, as few monkeys are used as possible, the least invasive procedures are performed, the monkeys’ duration on the project is as short as possible, any discomfort or signs of disease are well controlled through excellent clinical care, and that the animal’s social and physical environments are enriched as much as possible throughout the duration of the study.