Regulation

A list of site content that is tagged as Regulation – grouped by type of content.

Events

What kinds of ethical and practical challenges do wildlife researchers face? How do these challenges compare with those faced by researchers working with laboratory animals? And how is wildlife research currently (and ideally) regulated in the UK? This plenary given by Dr Julie Lane is organised by the Oxford Species & Spaces Animal Research Nexus team, held at Keble College, Oxford, 5-6pm on the 30th of September, 2019. It may be of particular interest to conservation and wildlife researchers. @APHAgovuk @AnimalResNexus

The Oxford Species & Spaces team is holding a panel discussion on the regulation of citizen science, as part of our work on animal research at POLEs. This event is part of the ERSC Festival of Social Science and hosted by the Oxford Museum of Natural History, 7:30-9pm, 6th November 2019. Sign up for the event here. @morethanadodo @AnimalResNexus @esrc #festivalsocialscience

Publications

This paper draws on ethnographic work with laboratory animal technologists to offer insights into the skills required to study human–animal relations and the role played by storytelling in negotiating the contested moral economies of animal research.

Vets play an important role in a wide variety of social contexts, including in ‘non-therapeutic’ roles, for example in facilitating the use of animals in sport or for food production. This paper focuses on a further non-therapeutic example, namely the role of the vet in laboratory animal research

This Nature correspondence note, written by Gail Davies, explains the principles of the UK’s Animals in Science Committee (ASC) review of the processes of harm–benefit analysis (HBA) carried out under the UK Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (ASPA).

Blog entry

Written by:

Ally Palmer

Can animals volunteer to participate in research? If so, what does volunteering look like, and what does it mean for animal welfare?

Written by:

Gail Davies

Numbers can be a contentious issue in animal research.

Written by:

Reuben Message

"How different does a fish really feel from one day to the next?" Zebrafish larvae become protected animals at the age of 5 days post fertilisation. At 4 days, they are not. Why is this?