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Emory DAR Awarded



Emory/DAR Awarded continued Full Accreditation


In a letter dated July 1, 2011 to institutional contact Dr. Michael Huerkamp, the Emory University animal care and use components supported by the Division of Animal Resources (Unit 000781) were notified by the Council of the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) of continued Full Accreditation and without any conditions. An excerpt from the correspondence states: "The Council commends you and the staff for providing an excellent program of animal care and use. Especially noteworthy were the well-informed supervisors and husbandry staff, evidenced by the level of knowledge and strong awareness of activities in animal housing rooms; the robust disaster preparedness plan, which was complete and operationally effective, as demonstrated during a recent snow emergency; and the comprehensive and dynamic occupational health progrram...The Council is pleased to inform you that the program conforms with AAALAC International standards as set forth by the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (Guide), NRC 1996. Therefore, FULL ACCREDITATION shall continue...Council has no further recommendations to offer for improvement of the animal care and use program at this time."



For programs of research animal care and use, AAALAC International accreditation is tantamount to the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) gold standard secured by human patient care organizations. AAALAC International is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1965 that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through voluntary accreditation and assessment programs. In 2011, more than 800 companies, universities, hospitals, government agencies and other research institutions in 34 countries earned AAALAC International accreditation and demonstrated their commitment to responsible animal care and use. These institutions volunteer to participate in AAALAC's program, in addition to complying with the local, state and federal laws that regulate animal research.



Emory University values accreditation as a symbol of quality showing that we are serious about setting, achieving and maintaining high standards for our animal research programs. AAALAC accreditation also promotes scientific validity—when research involves animals, reliable results depend on healthy animals and superior animal care. Most importantly, accreditation demonstrates our willingness to go above and beyond the minimums required by law, and assure the public that Emory is committed to the responsible use and treatment of animals in science.



Large, complex programs such as Emory's have ongoing and emerging complex challenges with respect to the care and use of research animals that must be continually addressed and resolved. AAALAC International and Emory University jointly recognized and acknowledged a number of these this spring and, while not listed here, they will receive continued combined attention from the DAR, IACUC, institutional leadership, Facilities Management and our research faculty and staff as we go forward.



Research animal care and use on the Emory University campus and affiliates were site visited by a combined six-person AAALAC International team on March 7-9, 2011. All components of the university will next be scheduled for a site visit during the first trimester of 2014.