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Administrative Responsibilities: Animal Care Program

Read about administrative officials' responsibilities in the area of animal care.

Animal care program

Administrative officials are responsible for ensuring a strong commitment to the humane care of vertebrate animals used for research, teaching, and training at UCSD.


  • An environment that promotes the humane care and treatment of animals is maintained and is a priority focus.
  • Policies and regulations governing the care and use of laboratory animals are understood and followed.
  • Administrative resources, financial support, and facility improvements to support programs are established.
  • Programs to educate the public, media, political and governmental officials are supported.
  • An open and cooperative environment is present to promote communication between campus and non-campus personnel/ committees.


  • Inquiries about research: Consult with the appropriate institutional communications office and government affairs officials if you have had any inquiries about research conducted at UCSD.