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FENS welcomes the review of the European Directive for the protection of animals used in research

10 November, 2017 in FENS News

On 10 November the European Commission issued the report that reviews the requirements of Directive 2010/63/EU – all uses of live animals for research or education and testing must be carried out in compliance with the Directive.

FENS promotes and advocates for the responsible use of animals for neuroscience and biomedical research. FENS is supportive of the research using animals where alternative methods are not available,  where  the potential benefits to health are compelling, and where acceptable ethical and welfare standards can be met.

Recently FENS, leading a group of scientific organisations and institutions, the European Life Science Alliance (ELSA Hub), has addressed a call for action “for world-leading, innovative and responsible medical research in Europe” to the European decision-makers, asking for support and to strengthen the importance of animal-based biomedical research.

To access the European Commission Review, please click here.

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