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).
The GW OAR Advisory Committee was formed in May 2018 and comprises GW faculty from across the university. The committee's mission is to support biomedical research at GW by facilitating communication between investigators and OAR leadership and to provide input regarding OAR procedures, infrastructure, equipment, and the scientific needs of the GW research community. Monthly meetings between the committee and OAR leadership promote this mission. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month.
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.