Guiding Principles

On this page we outline some of the core principles of Speaking of Research.

On Animal Welfare

Speaking of Research believes that animal research should be conducted with the utmost care, responsibility and respect towards the animals.  All personnel involved in animal research should strictly follow the pertinent guidelines, regulations and laws.

Unfortunately, as in all human endeavors, there are isolated individuals who fail to adhere to established principles; in animal research, there is no excuse for such behavior.  Where infringements are identified, they should be investigated thoroughly and appropriate disciplinary measures taken.

Those that through intention or negligence show disregard for the regulations and the welfare of animals should not be involved in animal research.