Regents' Policies


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UNM Policy Office

MSC05 3357
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Scholes Hall
114 A and B

Phone: (505) 277-2069

Regents' Policy Manual - Section 5.15: Use of Animals in Education and Research

Adopted Date: 09-12-1996
Amended: 06-12-2012


This policy applies to anyone at the University who uses animals in research or education programs.


The University of New Mexico has long recognized both a scientific and an ethical responsibility for the humane care and use of all animals utilized in our educational and research activities. It is also recognized that all University personnel who care for or use animals in educational or research activities must assume responsibility for the animal's general welfare. The intent of these educational and research activities is to provide experience and data that will advance knowledge of immediate or potential benefit to humans and animals. The University faculty, students and administration shall continue to develop and use scientifically valid adjunct or alternative methods which can refine, reduce, or replace the use of animals. Some situations exist which still require the use of animals. The University of New Mexico supports the continued and judicious use of animals in our educational and research programs, in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.


"Policy Concerning Use of Animals in Education and Research," Faculty Handbook E100.