The Charles River CHARTER (Commitment to Humane Animal Research Through Excellence and Responsibility) program is committed to funding organizations and projects that support the objectives of the Humane Care Initiative. Our mission is:

  • To enhance education that furthers the humane care of laboratory animals and advances the values of the 3Rs (Reduction, Refinement and Replacement). This includes but is not limited to research, development, and testing related to best practices and fostering the health and quality of laboratory animals.
  • To support activities that increase the awareness of the ethics of humane animal care and foster alliances between organizations with similar goals.
  • To fund organizations and projects whose principal goal is to educate the public about biomedical research. Learn more »