300 Voices Speaking out For Research

Speaking of Research has worked hard at collating the animal research statements of hundreds of institutions - that list has now reached 300 institutions spanning eleven countries. We still need your help to complete list - please check that your institution is on there. We are looking for a web page which clearly states that … Continue reading 300 Voices Speaking out For Research

Over 200 institutions publish online animal research position statements

It's a good start but there's plenty more still to be done, and it is being done. Yesterday the University of Edinburgh launched their excellent new animal research resource  http://www.ed.ac.uk/research/animal-research, too late to be included on our list this time around, but definitely worthy of full marks! Over 200 research institutions now have clear policy … Continue reading Over 200 institutions publish online animal research position statements

Things to see at the 66th AALAS National Meeting

There's plenty to see at the 66th AALAS National Meeting, which starts on Sunday. Here are a few sessions, booths and activities we think are worth your while during your stay in Phoenix, Arizona. Speaking of Research Poster! We have submitted a poster (P155) this year for AALAS. So make sure you come and check … Continue reading Things to see at the 66th AALAS National Meeting

What does your institution say about its animal research?

There was a time when institutions conducting animal research would deny that they did so (some still do!). Thankfully most research institutions have started down the path of openness. The first step, for many of these institutions, is to put a statement on their website explaining why animal research is necessary. As an institution moves … Continue reading What does your institution say about its animal research?

Public Opinion and the Importance of Transparency in the UK

The UK has a long history of animal rights activism and many might expect the public to be a difficult crowd to win over. However over the years the British public have expressed overwhelming support for the use of animal experiments for medical purposes. In 2010 90% were conditional acceptors (that is agreeing with medical … Continue reading Public Opinion and the Importance of Transparency in the UK