ETRIS: Education & Training Resources in In-Vivo Sciences

Ethics and the 3Rs

Ethical Review

Ethical Review is a micro website covering all aspects of the ethical review processes. It includes guidance documents on good practice for ethical review processes, and a resource booklet for lay members of ethical review processes.

This resource was created by the Science Group of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA, UK). Copyright of the microsite is retained by the RSPCA. Guidance notes have been produced in collaboration with other colleagues and organisations including the Laboratory Animal Science Association (LASA, UK).

This resource will be useful for individuals engaged in the design and conduct of studies using research animals, members of committees charged with the ethical review of these studies, and for educators and trainers (at all levels).

Undergraduate and Taught Masters Research Animal Sciences curricula

This resource could be used in the delivery of the following Learning Outcomes:

  • The ethical review processes governing the use of research animals
  • The legal and moral obligations and intervention mechanisms to protect the welfare of research animals

The front page of this microsite provides an excellent overview of the area, with links to resources if more detail is required.

This education could be provided either didactically or in a discussion of the "ideal" versus the actual ethical review mechanisms and structures. An alternative would be to give the students a completed Project Licence application and get them to act as an Animal Welfare Ethical Review Body and review the application, picking out its flaws and discrepancies

Other resources in this category:

  • Animal Welfare Bodies and National Committees - view
  • Animal Welfare, Ethics and the 3Rs: Training materials and resources - view
  • Ethical Review - view
  • Guiding Principles on Good Practice for Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Bodies - view
  • Harm-Benefit Analysis - view
  • Humane Endpoints - view
  • IACUCorner - view
  • Lay Members Handbook - view
  • Norecopa - view
  • Project Evaluation and Retrospective Assessment - view
  • Severity Assessment Framework - view
  • The R of Replacement - view
  • Three Rs Microsite - view

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