Introduction: APS and Animal Research
The APS supports the humane use of animals in medical research. Medical research is beneficial to humans as well as other animals, and certain kinds of questions can only be answered through animal studies.
APS Position Statements on Animals in Research
The APS Guiding Principles for the Care and Use of Animals in Research and other official positions on matters related to animal research.
Regulation of Animal Research in the U.S.
Animal research is subject to a number of layers of regulation and oversight.
Government and Other Oversight Resources
Information on animal research oversight and regulation.
Who makes sure research animals are treated well?
A page from our animal research FAQ, "Animal Research: Finding Cures, Saving Lives," on animal research regulation in the United States.