Connecting European Neuroscience

CARE: Committee on Animals in Research

The Committee on Animals in Research (CARE) advises FENS on the responsible use of animals in neuroscience research. It supports the development of resources on animals in research for FENS and promotes the public education in matters related to the use of animals in neuroscience.

CARE in a nutshell

  • - reflects the overall policy of FENS in supporting the appropriate and responsible use of animals in neuroscience research
  • - provides expert advice
  • - promotes public education
  • - monitors the development of EU legislation
  • - contributes to the implementation of the new EU Directive
  • - works very closely with the national CARE liaisons of the member societies of FENS
  • - contrasts groups attempting to end use of animals in research
  • - provides support to researchers under attack
  • - responds to media when research is questioned
  • - promotes and coordinates the critical discussion on the use of animals in science at all schools of FENS

 

CARE Policy Positions

2016

See more on policy positions here.

The Joint Research Centre's European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternative to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) is conducting a public survey to accelerate the progress in the Replacement, Reduction and Refinement of animal testing through better knowledge sharing.
Click here to access the full announcement.

      • Watch the Pro-Test Italia video on NHPs research with Prof. Roberto Caminiti.

For enquiries, please contact care@fens.org

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CARE Committee

The Committee on Animals in Research (CARE) advises FENS on the responsible use of animals in neuroscience research. Click on 'more' to access the full list of CARE Members. 

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FENS supports the EU Directive on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes

FENS calls on the European Parliament and Commission to reaffirm their commitment to the Directive.  

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FENS statement on the decision of Nikos Logothetis to quit primate research

FENS regrets the decision of Nikos Logothetis, a director at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tubingen, Germany, to stop his research on primates. 

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