Harm-Benefit Analysis: opportunities for enhancing ethical review in animal research

Author: 
Gail Davies
Publication date: 
July, 2018

The UK’s Animals in Science Committee (ASC) recently completed its review of the processes of harm–benefit analysis (HBA) carried out under the UK Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (ASPA).

This correspondence note, written by Gail Davies, who chaired the ASC review, explains the principles of this review in seeking to understand HBA as an open-ended and iterative process, which requires ongoing communication to help deliver robust and effective ethical review.