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Animal Ethics in Animal Research


  • Date Published: October 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108430685

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  • The use of animals in research has always been surrounded by ethical controversy. This book provides an overview of the central ethical issues focusing on the interconnectedness of science, law and ethics. It aims to make theoretical ethical reasoning understandable to non-ethicists and provide tools to improve ethical decision making on animal research. It focuses on good scientific practice, the 3Rs (replacement, reduction and refinement), ethical theories applied to specific cases and an overview of regulatory issues. The book is co-authored by experts in animal research, animal welfare, social sciences, law and ethics, and provides both animal researchers and members of animal ethics committees with knowledge that can facilitate their work and communication with stakeholders and the public. The book is written to provide knowledge, not to argue a certain position, and is intended to be used in training that aims to fulfil EU Directive 2010/63/EU.

    • Shows scientists the relevance of using in-depth ethical reasoning to improve their research, their communication with stakeholders and their writing of research proposals
    • Focuses on good scientific practice and the 3Rs (replacement, reduction and refinement) in a research environment
    • Provides an in-depth analysis of the public perception of animal research which will help researchers to understand public perspectives and engage in public discussions
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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108430685
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.34kg
    • contains: 8 b/w illus. 9 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Research ethics
    2 The ethical perspective
    3. The 3Rs and good scientific practice
    4. Applying ethical thinking and social relevance
    5. Regulation and legislation: overview and background
    6. Public involvement – how and why?
    7. The future of animal research: guesstimates on technical and ethical developments.

  • Authors

    Helena Röcklinsberg, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
    Helena Röcklinsberg is Associate Professor in Ethics at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, teaching ethics in animal science and veterinary education, as well as performing research on ethical issues in relation to animals and food in interdisciplinary research groups.

    Mickey Gjerris, University of Copenhagen
    Mickey Gjerris is Associate Professor in the Department of Food and Resource Economics at the University of Copenhagen, researching and teaching animal ethics, environmental ethics, bioethics, medical ethics and climate ethics.

    I. Anna S. Olsson, Instituto de Biologia Molecular E Celular, Porto
    Anna Olsson is a researcher and research group leader in laboratory animal welfare and animal research ethics. She coordinates training for researchers using animals and is engaged in ethics review and policy-making for animal-based research on the institutional as well as the European level.

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