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Understanding Animal Research

Understanding Animal Research aim to provide all you want to know about animal research, whether you are a concerned member of the public or have a special interest.

Topic: Ethics

Research Animal resources (US)

The use of animals in research, teaching and testing is an important ethical and political issue. Much of the discussion about this issue revolves around the relative value, often referred to as 'moral value', of humans and animals.

Topic: Ethics

European Science Foundation Policy on Animal Use 2001

Over the past twenty years or so, there has been a ‘revolution’ in the life sciences,and our knowledge and capabilities have dramatically increased. At the same time, these advances have raised very important ethical concerns in both the scientific community and with the public at large.

Topic: Ethics

Hastings Center-Morals of Medical Research with Animals Special Report

 

A special report can be found on this page titled: Utility and Morality:Contemporary Tradeoffs. Within this report there is an article by Bernard E. Rollin titled The Moral Status of Invasive Animal Research.

 

Topic: Ethics

The Academy of Medical Sciences

The Academy is working to address all aspects of animals in research, from engaging in debate about how to regulate the use of animals in research, to efforts to improve the openness of organisations that are involved in animal research.

Topic: Ethics

The Biosciences Federation Animal Science Group

The Biosciences Federation Animal Science Group was established in December 2002 and launched in September 2003 as an umbrella organisation to promote interaction within the biosciences community, particularly in areas of research and teaching; to provide information to assist the formulation of scientific policy; and, perhaps most challenging of all, to debate the ethical issues surrounding recent advances in the biosciences (see previous report by Nancy Rothwell).

Topic: Ethics

NC3Rs- National Centre for the Replacement Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research
Topic: Ethics

Nuffield Bioethics

The issues addressed in this Report have been a subject of intense public debate over at least the past four hundred years. Feelings are strong on all sides of the issues, and in recent years reports of violent action against those conducting animal research in the UK have brought the matter to the forefront of public attention.

Topic: Ethics

RSPCA Effective Ethical Review

Guiding principles on good practice for Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Bodies (2015) (PDF 1.76MB). Developed and published jointly by the RSPCA and the Laboratory Animal Science Association (LASA), this resource aims to help in the efficient and effective operation of local animal welfare and ethical review bodies.

Topic: Ethics

Research Ethics- University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota community strives to meet the highest ethical standards in the planning and conduct of research.

Topic: Ethics

Talking Animals, Law & Philosophy

The talk series Talking Animals, Law & Philosophy wants to remedy this situation by providing a welcoming, engaging and rigorous forum for debate and ideas about the relations between animals, law and philosophy.

Topic: Ethics

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