By Institute for Laboratory Animal Research, Division on Earth and Life Studies
Animal examine will play a necessary position in efforts to fulfill expanding calls for for international well-being care. but the animal learn group faces the problem of overcoming unfavorable impressions that and academia have interaction in overseas collaborations that allows you to behavior paintings in elements of the realm the place animal welfare criteria are much less stringent. hence, the significance of making sure the overseas harmonization of the rules and criteria of animal care and use can't be overstated. a couple of nationwide and overseas teams are actively operating towards this target. The Institute for Laboratory Animal learn (ILAR), a software unit of the USA nationwide study Council, is dedicated to selling either the welfare of animals utilized in examine and the standard of the ensuing technology. In 2008, to persist with up at the 2003 occasion, ILAR convened a workshop which introduced jointly two hundred individuals from 17 international locations. Their project was once to spot and advertise greater knowing of vital demanding situations within the behavior of animal study throughout kingdom barriers. those demanding situations contain: the sourcing of animals; the standard of veterinary care; efficient employees; the supply of an appropriate setting (including nutritious nutrients and potable water) for animals; and ongoing oversight of the animal software; between others. Animal study in a world atmosphere summarizes the court cases of the 2008 workshop. The impression of this 2008 workshop has prolonged past the oral displays conveyed in those complaints. it's been an essential bridge for various colleagues and businesses around the globe to enhance tasks designed to fill gaps in criteria, expert skills, and coordination of animal use.
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Extra info for Animal Research in a Global Environment: Meeting the Challenges: Proceedings of the November 2008 International Workshop
I also thank the [Workshop Steering] Committee for asking me to speak today. Challenges and Opportunities for Harmonization PERSPECTIVES FROM INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS) Cecilia Carbone ICLAS is an international nongovernmental and nonprofit scientific organization that exists mainly to provide good principles to achieve good science and to promote high standards in the care of animals used in research, testing, diagnosis, and education.
I refer here to the respect for veterinary professionalism, and therefore the respect that would be accorded to the views of a competent veterinarian in a research organization. Underlying all of this, and one of the key issues for veterinarians and scientists, is understanding that promoting good welfare is an important part of delivering good science. Therefore good welfare leads to good science. We have all been through the debates about the interrelationship between science and welfare. Should we apply good standards of welfare for their own sake?
Using high-quality science we can work more cooperatively and achieve better global standards of care. We must ensure that ILAR is viewed as a facilitator, in cooperation, certainly, with other international organizations, such as AAALAC, IACLAM, ICLAS, FELASA, ACLAM, and ECLAM. In fact ILAR is well aligned and harmonized with these and other international organizations. Through such partnering based on science-based guidelines, we can amplify our research budgets and be more effective in the way we spend those monies to get more out of the data from studies using animals.
Animal Research in a Global Environment: Meeting the Challenges: Proceedings of the November 2008 International Workshop by Institute for Laboratory Animal Research, Division on Earth and Life Studies