Animal Welfare

Research Animal Welfare

Do you think that Open Science practices will reduce the amount of animal tests in laboratories and reduce pain and suffering for testing animals in research environments?

Wild and domestic animals

How can Open Science help societies to become better custodians of wild and domestic animals?

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

Reading suggestions

Rafael Muñoz-Tamayo, Birte L. Nielsen, Mohammed Gagaoua, Florence Gondret, E. Tobias Krause, Diego P. Morgavi, I. Anna S. Olsson, Matti Pastell, Masoomeh Taghipoor, Luis Tedeschi, Isabelle Veissier, & Christian Nawroth. (2022). Seven steps to enhance open science practices in animal science (Version 1). Zenodo.

Nawroth, C., & Krause, E. T. (2021, October 21). A short primer on the academic, societal, and animal welfare benefits of Open Science for animal science.

Wieschowski S, Biernot S, Deutsch S, Glage S, Bleich A, Tolba R, et al. (2019) Publication rates in animal research. Extent and characteristics of published and non-published animal studies followed up at two German university medical centres. PLoS ONE 14(11): e0223758.

van der Naald M, Wenker S, Doevendans PA, et al Publication rate in preclinical research: a plea for preregistration BMJ Open Science 2020;4:e100051. doi: 10.1136/bmjos-2019-100051

Kaplan RM, Irvin VL (2015) Likelihood of Null Effects of Large NHLBI Clinical Trials Has Increased over Time. PLoS ONE 10(8): e0132382.

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