Oversight of Animal Research
Public accountability is an essential component to the future of biomedical research that seeks to relieve human and animal suffering and save lives. Americans strongly support the U.S. investment in biomedical research, and consider it to be among the nation’s highest priorities. Americans also strongly desire for animals to receive proper care, and be protected from harm. Therefore, given the public’s interest in both scientific advancement and animal welfare, a comprehensive system of government oversight is in place to regulate the use of animals in the laboratory.