Including legal fees, the paperwork, the housing, the food etc. (provided there is already a lab with biomedical lab equipment and space for the housing) for let's say the final testing phase of a novel drug over a duration of 3-5 months. what are the monthly and per monkey costs (for the questions sake let us say we have 10)? And how would the costs compare to a similiar study on mice? I'm just curious because I could not find any figures on the internet. EDIT: Provided I would get the get legal approvement, EDIT2: and it is based in the US. EDIT3: in California.

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    $\begingroup$ @rg255 could you tell me where such a question would be better situated? $\endgroup$ – daveid Aug 12 '16 at 7:54
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    $\begingroup$ @rg255 don't you think this question would fall within this site as per the on topic guide biology.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic. I would consider it to be in the third category, "questions about techniques in a biological or biochemical laboratory" $\endgroup$ – FoldedChromatin Aug 12 '16 at 8:02
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    $\begingroup$ Questions on interdisciplinary subjects like bioinformatics are also welcome, as long as they focus on the biological part of the subject. - I would say financial management of experiments does not focus on biology $\endgroup$ – rg255 Aug 12 '16 at 8:06
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    $\begingroup$ @rg255 playing devil's advocate somewhat, but this isn't interdisciplinary, it's 100% biology. I'd say it falls under "questions about techniques in a biological or biochemical laboratory", which doesn't actually require "focus on the biological part of the study" (the way the on-topic page is worded). Personally, I also think it's an interesting and useful question, and I can't think of another SE that would be able to cover it better. $\endgroup$ – arboviral Aug 12 '16 at 8:13
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    $\begingroup$ I contacted understandinganimalresearch.org.uk and they've offered to send me some information about this next week. $\endgroup$ – arboviral Aug 12 '16 at 15:12

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