DoD Office of HSD Animal Protections Programs

Our goal is to ensure DoD research is conducted ethically and in compliance with DoD Instruction 3216.01, Use of Animals in DoD Programs


Department of Defense research and training with animals adheres to the highest standards in the world, supported by a culture of care and compliance that provides animals with humane, compassionate care.



Every institution within the Department of Defense is structured to ensure a culture of compliance with federal laws, and identifies best practices, carefully balancing the benifits of animal use with the impact that each study will have on the animals.

      DoD Guidance Documents

 Reference Documents