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The approach to animal care at Princeton University, overseen by Laboratory Animal Resources (LAR), is based on a philosophy of compassion and respect for animals used in research. The University adheres to a wide range of regulatory guidelines and strives to ensure that the care of animals meets the highest standards. Princeton maintains a strong commitment to the philosophy of “3Rs”: replacing the use of living animals with alternative biological experimentation methods or computer modeling, when possible; reducing the total number of animals used to the absolute minimum necessary; and refining procedures to ensure the best quality of life for the animals. LAR is dedicated to supporting the University research community and facilitating quality research programs that yield fruitful results with the potential to improve health and wellbeing.

All of the University’s animal facilities have been approved by the University's Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and are inspected on a regular basis, and any research involving animal procedures must receive IACUC approval. The University is fully accredited through the American Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, and approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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