UK: Funding bodies adopt “Responsibility in the use of animals in bioscience research” guidance
The EPSRC and AMRC charities are the latest research funders to adopt the guidance “Responsibility in the Use of Animals in Bioscience Research” and to join the NC3Rs peer review service. Implementation of the principles in this guidance is a condition of receiving funds from the funding bodies, which also include NC3Rs, BBSRC, Defra, MRC, NERC and Wellcome Trust.
The guidance sets out the expectations of the funding bodies for the use of animals in research and is therefore also useful to ethics committees, referees and Panel/Committee/Board members involved in reviewing research proposals. The guidance covers a summary of the legal controls on animal use, the responsibilities of the relevant parties, the principles and procedures of the funding bodies, and the requirements for research or collaborations outside of the UK.
Compliance with the guidance is assessed as part of NC3Rs involvement in the peer review processes of the UK funding bodies.
Download guidelines: http://bit.ly/1xwBHeC
Adapted from NC3Rs Newsletter
December 15, 2014
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