The NPRCs follow regulations and guidelines established by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) via the Animal Welfare Act, and institutional animal care and use committees. Also, all NPRCs maintain AAALAC Int. accreditation, which is the gold standard in animal care. AAALAC is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in scientific research.

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