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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

Guidelines for "Good Scientific Practice"

These reccomendations are provided by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft  and are available in English. They may apply for a Three R information retrieval and the way, the retrieved information is processed and discussed in the project applications (to safeguard transparency, etc.).  

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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

The Macaque Website

The Macaque Website is a free resource for everyone who works with, or is interested in, laboratory macaques: animal care staff and technicians, facility managers, veterinarians, researchers, students, policy makers and IACUC/AWERB members. Developed by the UK’s National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs), this site provides referenced information and practical guidance on the natural history and behaviour of macaques, their care and management in captivity, and ways to assess their welfare.

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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

Cambridge Human Biology Research Ethics Committee

Cambridge Human Biology Research Ethics Committee considers applications for ethical approval for research programmes in human biology.

Topic: Ethics

Procedures With Care

Procedures with Care Website by Newcastle University, NC3Rs and IAT, provides a series of resources to support the adoption of best practice for commonly used procedures in animal research. The focus is on rats and mice but further material will be added to expand the range of techniques and species in the future.   

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Home Office Legislation

The use of animals in scientific research remains a vital tool in improving our understanding of how biological systems work both in health and disease, and in the development of new medicines, treatments and technologies. Underpinning this research is a strong commitment to maintaining a rigorous regulatory system which ensures that animal research is carried out only where no practicable alternative exists and under controls which keep suffering to a minimum. This is achieved through robustly applying the principles of the 3Rs to all research proposals involving the use of animals.

Topic: Ethics

Guidelines From The British Psychological Society on the Welfare of Animals in Psychology

Guidlines from the British Psychological Society's Standing Advisory Committee on the Welfare of Animals in Psychology. This was developed in cooperation with EPS.

Topic: Ethics

Searching for 3Rs Information- Published Literature Sources

There is a legal and ethical obligation to reduce the numbers of animals in research and to enhance the welfare of those that are used. This has led to an increased need for access to information on this topic. To help meet these obligations, members of the UK Pharmaceutical Industry set up a working party of information experts (I3R) with the aim "to encourage the development of best practice in the provision and retrieval of information on alternatives to animals in pharmaceutical R&D with special reference to Refinement, Reduction and Replacement (3Rs)." 

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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

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