Within the East China Normal University (ECNU) Zhongbei campus, there are two animal facilities supporting research activities by the faculty members of the NYU-ECNU Institute of Brain and Cognitive Science.
Fully compliant with local regulatory requirements, the conventional facility for working with large animals included animal housing, experimental labs, a surgery suite, and other support function areas totaling approximately 1000 square meters. The barrier facility for working with specific-pathogen free (SPF) rodents contained animal housing areas capable of holding over 1800 animal cages, experimental labs with specialized equipment for behavioral assessment and microinjections, and other support function areas totaling approximately 375 square meters.
Animal care is provided to all animals every day, including weekends and holidays. Aspiring to achieve internationally recognized standards for laboratory animal care and use, a portion of the animal facility underwent voluntary assessment by AAALAC International in 2018, led by the animal care team at NYU Shanghai. With support from the leadership at both ECNU and NYU Shanghai, the NYU-ECNU Institute of Brain and Cognitive Science is working towards the implementation of the same standards for the campus.
For more information regarding the management of research animals and animal activity oversight, please visit the ECNU Laboratory and Equipment Management Office website (http://ssc.ecnu.edu.cn/f8/0e/c9418a260110/page.psp). For details related to the AAALAC accredited portion of the animal care and use program, please visit the NYU Shanghai Research Resources website (https://research.shanghai.nyu.edu/resources).