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Animal research 'pledge on openness' agreed

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Posted in Science on 14th May, 2014 10:57 PM by AlexMuller

UK animal researchers have signed a pledge to be transparent about the nature of their experiments. The Concordat on Openness on Animal Research has initially been signed by 72 organisations, including universities, bio-industry companies, charities and research councils. The scientific community has recognised the need to engage with the public.

 

 But many held back for fear of being targeted by animal rights extremists. To overcome this hurdle, in 2012 more than 40 bioscience organisations declared they would commit to a Concordat on Openness. Since then they have been seeking the opinions of the public, the scientific community and journalists as to what steps need to be taken.

 
Communication about animal research "should provide accurate descriptions of the benefits, harms and limitations of research, be realistic about the potential outputs of such research and be open about its impact on animal welfare and the ethical considerations involved", said the authors. The document "strongly encourages" signatories to offer access to their animal research facilities to journalists, MPs, and local school, patient and community groups.

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-05-15
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The importance of biomedical research involving animals can not be underestimated - there is no way at present to eliminate it. Public needs to understand these facts as well as great care and stringent procedures already in place to limit this work to a necessary minimum Reply
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Posted: 2014-06-23
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20/09/2012Yesterday, while I was at work, my sister stole my iphnoe andtested to see if it can survive a 40 foot drop,just so she can be a youtube sensation. My iPadis now broken and she has 83 views. I know this is totally off topic but I had to share it with someone! Reply
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Posted: 2015-07-29
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Look, beesnutz' you know-nothing tech wanna-be, you clraely have no idea what these meters do, and what they are going to do, never mind the physical effects. This page may focus on that, however the physical effects are side issue to the privacy invasion they present. But let's set aside your silly ignorance for a moment, this is NOT a case of some company, in competition with other companies for your business, just upgrading' their product'. Your utility is a MONOPOLY. That singular fact blows your capitalism argument. Tell you what, follower, when do you finally get the memo that the government is in your house literally viewing and listening to what you do, just as they do now even when your cell phone is turned off, and you start crying about it, nobody is going to give a shit. Reply


 

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