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Information brochure by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation)

Animal Experimentation in Research

Information brochure by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation)

Basel Declaration

A call for more trust, transparency and communication on animal research [more]

Portal: Animal Studies

Animal Studies in Basic Research

Ever since their existence, humans have been seeking knowledge. Such knowledge enables them to evaluate the possible consequences of their actions and, where appropriate, look for alternatives. The insights gained in basic research also serve as the basis for new technologies, materials, treatments, and drugs. However, to gain biological and medical insights scientists often must rely on studies with living organisms.

Why are animal experiments indispensable to basic research today, and likely to remain unavoidable in the future? Which animals are used in such tests? How do researchers fulfil their responsibilities in this regard? Answers to these and other questions can be found here.

Animal research is still indispensable for basic research. However, each individual scientist must acknowledge the special, ethical responsibility for the animals involved.

White Paper of the Max Planck Society on animal research

Animal research is still indispensable for basic research. However, each individual scientist must acknowledge the special, ethical responsibility for the animals involved.
The urge to discover new things and understand the world is as old as humanity itself. The pursuit of knowledge is a moral obligation, as it enables people to realize the consequences of their actions.

Research

The urge to discover new things and understand the world is as old as humanity itself. The pursuit of knowledge is a moral obligation, as it enables people to realize the consequences of their actions.
Animals used in research at the Max Planck Institute

Animals

Animals used in research at the Max Planck Institute
The use of animals in research is an ethical dilemma.

Responsibility

The use of animals in research is an ethical dilemma.
 
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