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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

Laboratory Animal Veterinary Association (LAVA)
Topic: "Three Rs"

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

PREPARE (Planning Research and Experimental Procedures on Animals)

Recommendations for Excellence: as part of ongoing efforts to reduce waste and increase the reproducibility of animal research and testing, a group of experts led by the Secretary of Norecopa has produced a set of guidelines for planning animal experiments

 

Topic: "Three Rs"

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

National Centre for the Replacement Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs)
Topic: "Three Rs"

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

Swiss 3R Network

According to the network's website, the goal of the network is to promote the exchange and compilation of 3R-relevant unique expertise that is widely scattered in various teams and labs and to disseminate the accumulated knowledge, know-how and expertise, in particular to newcomers in the field.

Topic: "Three Rs"

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA)
Topic: "Three Rs"

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

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