Stanford University

Animal Research Occupational Health and Safety Program

The Animal Research Occupational Health and Safety Program (AROHSP) was established in 2017 as a central resource for faculty, staff, students and visiting scholars whose work with animals involves elements that fall under the oversight of EH&S (i.e., biosafety, chemical safety). The program also stands as the main point of contact for Stanford groups outside of EH&S for any issues, questions or concerns arising relating to animal researcher health and safety.

The program is responsible for:

  • Assisting with all animal-related EH&S queries, assessments, or training;
  • Advising on LAOHP outreach and promotion;
  • Identifying central issues that arise across multiple groups, areas, or types of research; and
  • Bringing together specialists within EH&S and outside groups (i.e., APLAC, VSC) to address and resolve these issues.

For further information, contact the Program Manager, Dr. Susan Vleck, at or (650) 724-7818, or come to the AROHSP office hours on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, 2-4pm, in the VSC Conference Room (RAF room AR021, previously the VSC Library).

If you need to complete an SOP, please use this SOP template.

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