Animal research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC), is registered as a research facility with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and has an Assurance of Compliance on file with the Public Health Service Office of Protection from Research Risks (OPRR).
The Animal Resources Program (ARP) is the service unit that provides care for all animals required in research and teaching programs at UAB and affiliated hospitals. The ARP operates under the administrative authority of the President of UAB, is directly managed by the Assistant Vice President for Animal Services, and reports to the Vice President for Research and Economic Development. The ARP oversees approximately 215,000 square feet of space designated for use or care of laboratory animals. This space is distributed among 17 buildings on campus. Services provided by the ARP include the following.