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Welcome to DLAR....... AAALAC

rotating photos of animalsRoom 204 ......... Health Sciences Research Building (HSRB).... 40536-0298
Main Phone line: 859-323-5885 ......... Fax Number: 859-323-6002

PHS assurance number A3336-01 ......... USDA number 61-R-0002 .
AAALAC, Intl. Unit # 13 Most recent Accreditation date: 19 Mar 2015

The Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) supports the biomedical research community at the University of Kentucky by providing the highest quality veterinary services and humane care and treatment to the animals in our care. We strive to assist in the continued advancement of scientific knowledge for the benefit of mankind and abide by the ethical principles of humane animal care and good science in accordance with all regulatory agencies. We serve as a resource for knowledge and technical expertise and provide an atmosphere of mutual respect and cooperation with our researchers. DLAR has been continuously accredited since April, 1966 by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation for Laboratory Animal Care, International (AAALAC, International).

Protocol Design Assistance and Animal Medical Issues
Recommended before you submit your IACUC protocol

Available for download: The DLAR Investigator Information Handbook

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Information on USDA categories can be found using the link on our Useful Information page

For more information on animal care and use, see Research Compliance Policies, Guidance & Contacts.

Nature introduces editorial measures to improve consistency and quality of reporting in life-sciences articles.
Central to this initiative is a checklist intended to prompt authors to disclose technical and statistical information in their submissions, and to encourage referees to consider aspects important for research reproducibility. The checklist includes information to be provided for animal studies and recommends consulting the ARRIVE guidelines.