|Animal Welfare Information|
ARS is committed to ensuring the humane treatment and welfare of animals used for any purpose in fulfilling the research mission of the Agency. ARS personnel or ARS-funded facilities using animals for any purpose shall adhere to applicable regulations. The Area Office will, no less then annually, conduct a data call under ARS level guidance to ensure that all applicable locations are compliant with regulations. This includes the requirement to complete forms and reports as necessary.