NIH Scientists Using Animals
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- Animal Care & Use Training Courses
- Training Resources
- Reporting Animal Welfare Concerns
- Institute/Center Animal Program Contacts
- Health & Safety for Animal Users
The NIH Animal Exposure Program (AEP) provides relevant health and safety information related to use and care of animals, occupationally indicated immunizations, and clinical evaluation and treatment for animal related injuries or illnesses.
NIH employees are required to participate in this program if they are involved in the direct care of animals or their living quarters or have direct contact with animals (live or dead), their viable tissues, body fluids or waste. Trainees, Fellows, or Special Volunteers who conduct animal activities are eligible for enrollment in the AEP and other associated Occupational Medical Service programs to the extent necessary to support their involvement in the Animal Care and Use program. Contract employees are eligible only for emergency medical care (i.e. evaluation and treatment of occupational illnesses and injuries).
To enroll in the AEP contact the Occupational Medical Service at 301-496-4411
Visit the NIH Occupational Medical Service website for clinic locations and hours of operation.
- NIH Laboratory Animal Allergy Prevention Program
- NIH Occupational Medical Service
- Safety Information for NIH Personnel Using Animals
Animal Care & Use Support Services
- Division of Veterinary Resources
- NIH Mouse Imaging Facility
- Animal Shipping & Transfer Information
- NIH PI Dashboard
- Alternatives Search & 3 Rs
Please note: The guidelines, policies, and resource documents featured on this page are intended for the NIH Intramural Research Program and are not to be considered guidance from the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) or any other oversight entity.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, August 2, 2023