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About the Office of Animal Research

The Office of Animal Research (OAR) is part of the Office of Research Integrity within the Office of the Vice President for Research. 

OAR is assisted in its mission by an advisory committee with representation from researchers within the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the Milken Institute School of Public Health.


OAR staff includes the director, an attending veterinarian, veterinary technicians, husbandry care technicians, and administrators that coordinate the activities of the animal care program and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

Contact OAR by emailing [email protected].

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The George Washington University's (GW) animal care program is fully accredited by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) with continuous accreditation since April 1974.

Public Health Service (PHS) Assurance

GW has an Animal Welfare Assurance to receive Public Health Service (PHS) funds. View the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare website for more information.


GW’s animal care program is registered with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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