Die Rektorenkonferenz der Schweizerischen Hochschulen haben Grundsätze zur tierexperimentellen Forschung publiziert mit dem Ziel, Verbesserungen im Sinne der 3R zu fördern (D, E).
The second day of the Annual Meeting 2013 of the Swiss Laboratory Animal Association was dedicated to 3R aspects. Nine talks focused on various aspects of 3R implementation, ranging from political statements, presentation of alternative methods to planning and publication aspects of animal experiments.
In this provocative essay the author, John P.A. Ioannidis, examines and discusses the increasing concern that many published research findings are false.
In this article in Nature Reviews – Neuroscience the authors explain why small sample size undermines the reliability findings.
The Rectors Conference of the Swiss Universities (CRUS) has issued principles regarding animal experimentation (adopted 17/01/2013).
A sore system for the monitoring of mice initially published by the University of Virginia has been adapted and been modified by the Institut of Laboratory Animal Science of the University of Zurich. In particular the termination criteria have been reset to an earlier point.
The obligation to minimize or eliminate unnecessary pain and distress that animals may experience when used in research, research training, and biological testing activities is clearly stated in the USDA Animal Welfare Act and the PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. To that end, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) at the University of Virginia reviews all proposed and current animal use to ensure that we, as an institution, meet both our legal and ethical obligations with regard to animal research.