Speaking of Research Shares Open Letter with EPA Administrator

Earlier today, Speaking of Research sent its open letter to U.S. Environmental and Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler. The letter, signed by more than 600 members of the scientific community, condemns the agency's recent dangerous directive to reduce and eliminate all chemical safety tests that involve animals. The letter also calls on Wheeler to … Continue reading Speaking of Research Shares Open Letter with EPA Administrator

400 and Counting: Members of the U.S. Scientific Community Denounce EPA’s Decision to Limit Methods for Chemical Safety Testing

In just two weeks, over 400 members of the U.S. scientific community have signed onto our open letter denouncing the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) September 10 directive. The directive, announced with continuing fanfare from anti-animal research groups, would reduce and eventually eliminate animal research and testing regardless of the availability of suitable alternative methods to … Continue reading 400 and Counting: Members of the U.S. Scientific Community Denounce EPA’s Decision to Limit Methods for Chemical Safety Testing

Evergreen: 2017. Research institutions have a moral responsibility to defend their research programs and scientists

It’s early September, the start of another academic year. Another year in which scientists, particularly those who engage in responsible animal research, will wonder whether their institutions have their backs. I recently was reminded by my university’s public affairs office about its standing policy to not include animals in the titles of science articles, and … Continue reading Evergreen: 2017. Research institutions have a moral responsibility to defend their research programs and scientists

Dr. Dettmer Goes to Washington, Part 2

Part 2 of a 4-part series in which a scientific researcher learns how science advocacy groups influence the legislative process. Read Part 1 about her experience at Hill Day here. On March 22, 2016, as part of my Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Early Career Policy Ambassador outreach activities, I met with Matt Bailey, Executive Vice … Continue reading Dr. Dettmer Goes to Washington, Part 2