FAU has achieved full accreditation from AAALAC International, the world’s premier organization setting accountability standards for the care of laboratory animals.
This accomplishment continues FAU’s rapid development as a center of important scientific research and places the university among 1,000 research-conducting entities worldwide that often prefer to collaborate with other accredited institutions due to their demonstrated commitment to responsible animal care and use.“AAALAC accreditation shows FAU’s commitment to the well-being of the animals in our teaching and research programs,” said Sylvia Gografe, D.V.M., Ph.D., attending veterinarian and director of comparative medicine. “This would not have been possible without the collective effort of all researchers involved, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee leadership and members, Animal Research Protections Programs personnel and Division of Research leadership.”
Moving forward, AAALAC accreditation will increase the visibility of the university’s research program nationally and internationally, and help obtain funding from both public and private sources.
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