The use of non-human animals in research

27 February 2004

The Royal Society has published a guide for researchers about the use of non-human animals in research. The use of non-human animals in research: a guide for scientists (February 2004) has been produced by the Society's Animals in Research Committee. The guide addresses issues such as: examples of medical advances achieved by the use of animals; the theoretical framework behind the use of animals; the legislation that regulates their use; discussion of the philosophies that underpin the debate about the use of animals in research. The Royal Society hopes that this document will be of use to all animal researchers, particularly those scientists in the early stages of their research careers.

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