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Topic: Information on drugs and diseases

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

EURL ECVAM

The EURL ECVAM DataBase service on ALternative Methods (DB-ALM).

Topic: Alternative methods, Information on drugs and diseases

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

Anti-Microbial Consumption Tool

AMC Tool is a programme to calculate antimicrobial consumption. It is aimed to replace the old ABC Calc tool.

Topic: Information on drugs and diseases

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

CAAT-Europe (Centre of Alternatives to Animal Testing)
Topic: Alternative methods, Information on drugs and diseases

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

Pharmacoepidemiology

The International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE) is a non-profit international professional membership organization dedicated to advancing the health of the public by providing a forum for the open exchange of scientific information and for the development of policy; education; and advocacy for the field of pharmacoepidemiology, including pharmacovigilance, drug utilization research, outcomes research, comparative effectiveness research, and therapeutic risk management.

Topic: Information on drugs and diseases

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

CELPHEDIA (Creation, Breeding, Phenotyping, Distribution and Archiving of Model Organisms)

CELPHEDIA (Creation, Breeding, Phenotyping, Distribution and Archiving of model organisms) mainly aims to develop innovative, standardized and massively parallel technological approaches, in order to accelerate the understanding of the genome and the gene.

Topic: Information on drugs and diseases

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

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