Wednesday, January 4, 2012

NIH Research Involving Chimpanzees

NIH Research Involving Chimpanzees

Release Date: December 21, 2011

Issued by

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Purpose

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is informing the research community that it accepts the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in its report Chimpanzees in Biomedical and Behavioral Research: Assessing the Necessity. As a result, NIH announces that it will not fund any new projects for research involving chimpanzees while the Agency considers and issues policy implementing the IOM’s recommendations.

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