USDA Inspection Reports

The care of animals at the Oregon National Primate Research Center is overseen locally and nationally by a variety of external and internal organizations including the OHSU Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, a university/ public body.  The National Institutes of Health requires very high standards in order to obtain and retain federal health research dollars.  The primate center also maintains voluntary accreditation that requires an institution to exceed the country's animal welfare laws.  However, the most well known law regarding oversight is the Animal Welfare Act.  The act is very lengthy and detailed set of federal guidelines that are updated regularly to ensure that animals in captivity are well cared for.  The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is responsible for enforcing the Animal Welfare Act.

USDA inspectors visit ONPRC approximately twice a year and sometimes more often.  During their visit, they view animals, facilities, food supplies medications and records.  In effect, inspectors can go wherever they want and see whatever they wish to ensure that the animals at ONPRC are receiving excellent care.  If problems are found, a research institution can be fined and in an extreme case, animals can be confiscated -in-effect closing a research facility down. 

Below are Web links to all of the primate center's inspections in the past years.  By clicking each link you can see the full report along with background information when necessary. 

March 11, 2019

August 6, 2018

February 5, 2018

February 14, 2017

September 23, 2016

January 14, 2016

July 14, 2015

March 24, 2015

July 29, 2014

April 2, 2014

August 21, 2013

April 24, 2013

September 5, 2012

February 1, 2012

August 16, 2011

January 27, 2011

June 15, 2010

November 18, 2009

May 13, 2009

October 28-29, 2008

June 26, 2008

November 26, 2017

August 30, 2007

February 15, 2007

August 17, 2006

February 8, 2006

October 4, 2005

May 12, 2005

June 23, 2004

February 24, 2004

July 7-8, 2003