We’re consulting on changes to the data we collect about research using animals

Posted on September 6, 2013 by


We are consulting on changes to the data we ask member charities to collect about the use of animals in medical research, and we need your input. The consultation closes on 22 September and proposed changes will be voted in at our AGM on 26 November.

Our Animal Research Working Group is working to help our members share best practice in funding research using animals and talk about this with their supporters and the public.

The Group is asking for members’ views on:

  • changes to our data collection to better understand how charities are funding research using animals
  • changes to our peer review principles to better use our power as funders to promote the replacement, refinement and reduction of the use of animals in research (the 3Rs).

The consultation is open until 22 September 2013 and we would welcome your input. You can also feed in your views at the Research Directors meeting on 24 September.

A final draft will be approved by Executive Council and circulated to members in advance of our annual conference and AGM (27 November 2013), where members will be asked to formally adopt the policy

For full details and how to respond click here.

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