The German Primate Center is a non profit research institute funded by Federal Republic of Germany and the State of Lower Saxony. It was founded in 1977 and it is a member of Leibniz Association. German Primate Center conducts biological and biomedical research with and on non-human primates within the fields of Infection Biology, Neurosciences and Organismic Primate Biology. The DPZ is also dedicated to the preservation of nonhuman primates. DPZ has joint professorships at the University of Göttingen or the veterinarians college.