German commission publishes guidelines on animal experimentation in research

Germany’s Permanent Senate Commission on Animal Protection and Experimentation published guidelines on animal experimentation to support researchers with the ethical challenges they are facing when they balance the value of scientific progress and animal welfare. The document with the title Animal Experimentation in Research – The 3Rs Principle and the Validity of Scientific Research identify specific requirements for conducting animal experiments in research, and offer assistance on how to ensure validity when planning and describing animal experimental research to ensure both the highest scientific quality and high animal welfare standards.

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