Animals in Research
An important part of NWABR's mission is to educate the public about biomedical research, and especially the need for the humane use of animals in research. Although great strides have been made in developing supplemental methods of research, animals continue to provide only avenue towards understanding how processes occur in a complex, living organism. We provide resources to those wanting to learn more about the use of animals as an integral part of the research process.
Through this curriculum, students are introduced to the complex topic of Animal Research using structured discussion, stakeholder activities, case studies, and the ethical frameworks used by those in support of, and in opposition to, this work. One of the goals of the curriculum is for students to support their own position on this issue through well-reasoned, fact-driven justifications in a classroom atmosphere of respectful dialogue.
- The 2011 IACUC conference covered many issues relating to Animals in Research. Explore the presenting speakers and the 2011 content to learn more from a researcher's perspective.
- Starting Points for Learning about Animals and Research
Resources for those preparing for debates, writing reports, or who are simply interested in learning more about the need for animals in research.
Research with animals is one of the most regulated aspects of medical research. Federal and state agencies stringently regulate medical research with animals to ensure humane and responsible care. The scientific community supports the highest quality of care and treatment of research animals, not only out of respect for the animals, but also to obtain accurate results.