Institutional Commitment and Assurances

Research with laboratory animals carries unique professional, ethical, and moral obligations. K-State is committed to ensuring that all institutional animal use is responsible and humane. The K-State animal care and use program is in full compliance with the Animal Welfare Act (and its subsequent amendments) and the Health Research Extension Act of 1985. Standards for housing and care of research animals at K-State meet or exceed these federal laws and guidelines.

Kansas State University is accredited by AAALAC International (Unit #000667). AAALAC accreditation is widely recognized as representing the "Gold Standard" in animal care and use programs. Kansas State University was first accredited on June 10, 1987.

Kansas State University files an Assurance Statement with the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) which assures our adherence to quality care and use principles in animal facilitated research and teaching. This document further demonstrates KSU's commitment to regulatory compliance in its animal care and use program. KSU's Animal Welfare Assurance Number is D16-00369 (A3609-01).

Kansas State University is registered with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal & Plant Inspection Service (APHIS) as an approved research facility. K-State’s USDA Certificate Number is 48-R-0001.

Kansas State University utilizes the United States Government Principles for the Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used in Testing, Research and Training guidelines for appropriate animal use in a research and teaching setting.