Animal Welfare

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Thank you for raising this important point [on LinkedIn], Jigisha.
Animal Welfare is a core component of Open Science for various reasons:

⏩ Research Animals 🐇 🐒 🐁 🐕 🐟 🐝

Implementing Open Science practices will reduce the amount of animal tests in laboratories and reduce pain and suffering for testing animals in research environments.
+ sharing hashtag#FAIRdata
+ publishing null and negative results
+ collaboration instead of competition

The Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung (BfR) performs the role of the “German Centre for the Protection of Laboratory Animals (Bf3R)” and coordinates all associated activities nationwide with the goal of:
* Reducing animal experiments to the necessary minimum
* Providing the best possible protection for laboratory animals.
BfR Website:

🔮 Do you have insight about the wellbeing or not-so-wellbeing in rearing, breeding and keeping research animals in cages? Are there any programs/examples to allow them “retire” in a safe home through adoption?

⏩ Animals at home and in the Wild🦉 🌳 🦋 🌴 🦇 🌿 🦏 🌊 🐠 🦑 🐪 🐖 🦃 🐈
Open Science helps societies to be/come better custodians of wild and domestic animals
+ hashtag#OpenAccess to environmental and hashtag#biodiversity research
+ citizen engagement
+ sustainable research practices

🐾 The World Organisation for Animal Health celebrates its 100th anniversary this year

🌐 we are collecting these and related resources for the IMPACT community program to be launched soon.

💬 Meanwhile, let’s discuss more on this topic here in the comments, or schedule a call via