Animal Care and Use Program Awarded AAALAC Accreditation

The Association of Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) awarded full accreditation to Georgia State University’s Animal Care and Use Program. This accreditation validates the university’s pledge to provide to the highest level of animal care and research practices.

AAALAC is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through voluntary accreditation and assessment programs. Institutions volunteer to participate in AAALAC’s program in addition to complying with local, state and federal laws that regulate animal research.

“Georgia State University’s achievement of AAALAC accreditation is a significant accomplishment which reflects the university’s commitment to maintaining a quality animal care and use program in support of its research mission. This accolade is a result of the hard work and dedication of many individuals,” said Georgia State University’s Animal Care and Use Program Director and University Veterinarian, Michael Hart, who led the university’s accreditation process.