The Research Animal Resources Center (RARC) provides veterinary, laboratory, and training services in support of quality animal care; oversight and assistance to assure compliance with all laws, regulations, and rules governing the care and use of laboratory animals; and direct or collaborative research and/or consultation on animal models for biomedical research.
photos: Jeff Miller/University of Wisconsin–Madison
Did You Know?
Read here a discussion about an approach to open dialog concerning the use of animals in research.
Our board-certified veterinary pathologists can help you with your study.
January 2013: The All Campus Animal Planning and Advisory Committee (ACAPAC) approved Policy 2013-51, "Justification of Animal Numbers in Protocols." Read it and the companion SOP.
You Have a Mouse to Thank for That!
Understanding the Role of Animals in Biomedical Research
An RARC outreach course for middle and high school students
Area instructors, particularly those teaching biology, veterinary science, or agriculture classes, are invited to schedule a visit to participate in this free outreach course presented by RARC trainers.
Topics covered include the benefits of biomedical research, the ethics of using animals in research, the training required for employees working with research animals and career opportunities in the laboratory animal field. Students will also participate in an interactive hands-on lab, which can be tailored to fit specific course curriculums.
For more information on biomedical research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, visit Animals in Research and Teaching at UW-Madison.