Basel Declaration Society conference calls for greater transparency in animal research

On February 14-15th 2018, scientists, veterinarians, communications staff and administrators from Europe and North America gathered in San Francisco to discuss “Openness and Transparency: Building Trust in Animal Research” at the 5th Annual Conference of the Basel Declaration Society (BDS). Below is a brief summary of the talks given on the 14th. The event was … Continue reading Basel Declaration Society conference calls for greater transparency in animal research

Conferences and webinars in openness and transparency

February and March will see a number of events on the topic of openness and transparency in animal research. The deadlines are short for registration so sign up as soon as possible. Speaking of Research committee members will be involved in a number of these events.   6 February – How to advance public acceptance … Continue reading Conferences and webinars in openness and transparency

Guest Post. How to Engage with the Public About Animal Research: Society for Neuroscience Panelists Offer Strategies to Scientists During Annual Meeting

Today's guest post is from Amanda Dettmer, Ph.D.,  a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development. Dr. Dettmer is a developmental psychobiologist whose research examines the early life organization of sociocognitive development in nonhuman primates. She received her PhD in Neuroscience & Behavior from the University of Massachusetts … Continue reading Guest Post. How to Engage with the Public About Animal Research: Society for Neuroscience Panelists Offer Strategies to Scientists During Annual Meeting

4,000 People Stand Firm Behind Animal Research

The Basel Declaration has collected over 4,000 signatures in the week since its Call for Solidarity behind researchers at the University of Milan. After the terrible break in at the University of Milan by animal rights extremists, the Basel Declaration sent out an email where they said: In discussion with Prof. Francesco Clementi, a signatory … Continue reading 4,000 People Stand Firm Behind Animal Research

Basel Declaration Calls for Solidarity with Researchers at University of Milan

The Basel Declaration have called for a show of solidarity with researchers at the University of Milan who had years of work destroyed when animal rights activists broke into the facility. See previous two links for more background information. Please sign this call of solidarity and share the link. Dear friends, colleagues and everybody in … Continue reading Basel Declaration Calls for Solidarity with Researchers at University of Milan

YES to Animal Welfare and NO to a Ban on Animal Research

The following is a guest piece by Prof. Michael Hengartner of the Basel Declaration. An organization founded in Germany to promote well-regulated humane research using animals. The Goals of the Basel Declaration and the Basel Declaration Society Animal welfare and scientific and medical progress are not contradictory. More than 800 international researchers have already shown … Continue reading YES to Animal Welfare and NO to a Ban on Animal Research

New Year’s Resolution – Talk about Research

Now that 2010 has come to a close we can begin to consider the future. Many people are making (and breaking) New Year Resolutions. Speaking of Research ask that you add (and keep) one more to your list of resolutions. In 2011 I will do more to talk about the importance of animal research! Maybe … Continue reading New Year’s Resolution – Talk about Research