Research and Animal Care Resources

There are many resources for those involved in primate research and animal care. Following are just a few. Please contact us if you have any suggestions for additional resources.

Research Resources

An Overview of the Primate Aging Database (PAD)
The PAD is a multicentered, relational database of biological variables in aging, captive nonhuman primates containing 1,073,287 data points for body weight, blood chemistry and hematology, for healthy subjects across time.
This site for researchers lists the research capabilities, animals and resources of the seven U.S. National Primate Research Centers, which are funded by the National Institutes of Health, Office of Research and Structured Programs.

Animal Care, Handling, Safety and Enrichment

Animal Welfare Information Center
A department of the USDA National Agricultural Library offering information on improved animal care and use in research, teaching, and testing.

Nonhuman Primate and Other Research Animal Bite, Scratch, Splash, and Exposure (BSSE) Guidelines, April 2021, Office of Animal Care and Use, National Institutes of Health.

Replacement, Reduction & Refinement (3 Rs)
Investigating alternatives to animal testing.
(See also PIN’s brief description of the 3Rs here.)

Laboratory Animal Refinement and Enrichment Forum (LAREF)


Animal Welfare Legislation and Policies
Legislation, policies and guidelines concerning the welfare of primates in research. Information about IACUCs, importation/exportation, and inspections is included.