Animal Research, Accountability, Openness and Public Engagement: Report from an International Expert Forum

Author: 
Ormondy, Weary, Cvek, Fisher, Herrmann, Hobson-West et al
Publication date: 
September, 2019

The issues of openness, transparency and public engagement about animal

research have taken focus in several different countries in recent years. This paper gives an account

of a two-day-long expert forum that brought together policy experts and academics from Australia,

Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. The aim was

to share current governance practices regarding openness and transparency of animal research and to

brainstorm ideas for better public engagement. The facilitated conversations were transcribed and

analysed to create this report and recommendations that encourage international policy-makers and

other stakeholders to engage in genuine dialogue about the use of animals in research.