The Animal Experimental Unit (AEU) was established in 2012 and is a 5-storey laboratory animal research facility of the Faculty of Medicine (FOM), University of Malaya. FOM also operates four satellite laboratories at the department of Biomedical Sciences, Parasitology, Pharmacilogy and Physiology. AEU and its satellite laboratories are AAALAC International accredited. AAALAC stands for the 'Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care'. AAALAC International is a private, non-profit organisation that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through volontary accrediatation and assessment programs.
AEU participates voluntarily in AALAC's program to demonstrate its commitment in achieving exellence in animal care and use, promoting advancement in quality laboratory animal research, while ensuring a balance between scientific rigor and integgity in animal experimentation, and complying with national laws that regulate animal research.