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28
Mar2013

by Amy Davis , Senior Director for Programs and Publications

During the final series of breakout sessions at the 2013 IACUC Conference there was a discussion of the Implementation of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report on the Use of Chimpanzees in Biomedical and Behavioral ResearchHope Ferdowsian, MD, MPH, moderated the discussion [...] Read more

5
Mar2013

At a 1985 PRIM&R meeting titled IACUCs & the Ethics of Animal Research: A Conference on Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees, David Britt, PhD, addressed the question of whether animal care and use committees can evaluate animal use proposals without considering scientific merit. Britt, then a research associate in the department of veterinary parasitology at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, argued they cannot. He reasoned:

“Unsound science is unethical. If the research does not engender suffering or squander precious resources, this may be unimportant, but very little biomedical research avoids both of these. If all research projects to be reviewed ethically are evaluated elsewhere for their scientific merit, [...] Read more