[Listen to Dr. Morrison’s podcast about the workshop here]
“This workshop was convened in response to congressional interest and aligned with the agency’s continued interest in ensuring the NIH continues to have robust policies and practices for supporting both cutting edge science and the highest ethical standards of animal care and use,” read the report. “At the workshop, NIH leadership received broad input from researchers, bioethicists, veterinarians and policymakers from both inside and outside the NIH representing a wide array of professionals knowledgeable in the care and use of non-human primates.”
The workshop explored the state of NIH-supported biomedical and behavioral research involving non-human primates, and provided an overview of the current oversight framework governing the conduct of this research and the associated ethical underpinnings, according to the report. Participants carried out a variety of discussions to better understand how non-human primates uniquely contribute to the biomedical research enterprise and how ethical and welfare concerns associated with their use are addressed by relevant policies and practices.
NIH NHP Workshop Report
Click below to view the full workshop video from the NIH: