Nav: Home

Experts seek to educate orthopaedic researchers on the ethical use of animals in preclinical studies

January 17, 2017

Recent initiatives by the Orthopaedic Research Society seek to improve animal research and ensure that it is performed to the highest ethical and scientific standards.

Part of the initiatives seek to provide new tools to educate researchers about alternatives to using animals and to train investigators on new techniques to improve animal study design and technical competence. A Journal of Orthopaedic Research article summarises the recent and ongoing initiatives.

"This article represents the start of an ongoing commitment on the part of the Orthopaedic Research Society, through its Preclinical Models Section, and allied groups such as AOVET to provide educational resources and advice to orthopaedic researchers using laboratory animals in their research," said lead author Prof. Matthew Allen. "Although we are committed to reducing the need for live animal studies, we also have an obligation to ensure that research animals are treated humanely and only used in studies that are absolutely vital to the development of new knowledge for the betterment of human and animal health.


Related Research Articles:

More Research News and Research Current Events

Best Science Podcasts 2019

We have hand picked the best science podcasts for 2019. Sit back and enjoy new science podcasts updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.
Now Playing: TED Radio Hour

Erasing The Stigma
Many of us either cope with mental illness or know someone who does. But we still have a hard time talking about it. This hour, TED speakers explore ways to push past — and even erase — the stigma. Guests include musician and comedian Jordan Raskopoulos, neuroscientist and psychiatrist Thomas Insel, psychiatrist Dixon Chibanda, anxiety and depression researcher Olivia Remes, and entrepreneur Sangu Delle.
Now Playing: Science for the People

#537 Science Journalism, Hold the Hype
Everyone's seen a piece of science getting over-exaggerated in the media. Most people would be quick to blame journalists and big media for getting in wrong. In many cases, you'd be right. But there's other sources of hype in science journalism. and one of them can be found in the humble, and little-known press release. We're talking with Chris Chambers about doing science about science journalism, and where the hype creeps in. Related links: The association between exaggeration in health related science news and academic press releases: retrospective observational study Claims of causality in health news: a randomised trial This...