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Animal Care and Use in Research and Testing Program

The Research Regulatory Oversight Office (R2O2) is the P&R component level oversight office for the authorities and responsibilities under Department of Defense (DoD) Instruction 3216.01, “Use of Animals in DoD Programs.” The R2O2 manages animal care and use review and oversight processes for research conducted and supported by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute, both of which are accredited by AAALAC as is required for all DoD institutions housing animals for Research, Development, Testing and Evaluation or training.


To protect the welfare of non-human animal subjects and enhance the value of research, development, testing and evaluation through the effective and efficient oversight of OUSD(P&R) conducted and supported activities. 




Additional Information for DoD-Supported Research

DHA Address: 7700 Arlington Boulevard | Suite 5101 | Falls Church, VA | 22042-5101

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