TAG ARCHIVES FOR science communication

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Dec2021

I am often asked what I do for a living. My very limited response is research compliance. I was never taught how to effectively communicate the importance of animal research and its compliance to a non-scientist. To ease this nagging feeling of neglect, I set out to find resources and opportunities to learn more about how to effectively communicate about science and my role as a research animal welfare advocate. Read more

13
Sep2021

Biomedical Research Awareness Day (BRAD) is an international outreach program that seeks to increase public awareness about animal roles in biomedical research and the resulting medical advancements that benefit both humans and animals. BRAD highlights the importance of animal studies and research organizations’ commitment to providing excellent animal care. It also builds a research advocate community and showcases biomedical research and laboratory animal care and medicine careers. Read on to see how you can celebrate BRAD in 2021. Read more

14
Apr2021

The new PRIM&R Knowledge Center houses a wide range of resources to keep you inspired and informed for your work in research ethics and oversight! As you familiarize yourself with the Knowledge Center, we want to direct you to some of our top resources. First up in this blog series, our Discussion Guides, which now available individually in the Knowledge Center to help you deepen your understanding of journal articles and other resources by providing a guide for individual review or fostering group discussion. Read more

10
May2019

The last few years have seen a growing call across the research enterprise to increase transparency around animal research—why we do it, why it’s important, and what it has accomplished. I also wonder whether there is another layer of transparency we ought to be promoting—namely, transparency about the ethical dimensions of animal research and its oversight. Specifically, how might being more open about the ethical issues and questions that are part of the day-to-day work of those involved in animal research serve our collective goals of educating and engaging the public; increasing their understanding, trust, and support for the animal research enterprise; and reframing the public conversation?  Read more