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Transparency and communication: Good Practice in Animal Research Communication

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dc.contributor.author Moroșan, Șerban
dc.contributor.author Pașca, Sorin
dc.contributor.author Leech, Kirk
dc.date.accessioned 2021-04-15T06:38:40Z
dc.date.available 2021-04-15T06:38:40Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Moroșan, Șerban, Sorin Pașca, Kirk Leech. 2020. “Transparency and communication: Good Practice in Animal Research Communication”. Lucrări Științifice USAMV - Iași Seria Medicină Veterinară 62 (4): 368-375 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.uaiasi.ro/xmlui/handle/20.500.12811/819
dc.description.abstract The general public shows strong reservations towards animal research. Over the years, science has also critically looked at e.g. reproducibility and translational issues and implemented improvements of which the public is not always aware. In addition, the relation between (some) animal experiments and human health is not always understood by the critical community. Due to aggressive actions towards some research establishments, communication about animal experiments has not always been the obvious answer. On the other hand, examples have shown, that transparency and openness lead to better understanding of the public about the why of animal experiments, but also about the strict regulations under which animal experiments have to be performed. In most cases where an open communication with the general public has become a fundamental policy, some understanding and a dialogue, also with the more extreme NGO’s, replaced aggressiveness towards scientists. This article proposes several activities with respect to communication about animal experiments for public institutes and universities. One of these is that a group of experts should be established, with different backgrounds with respect to animal experiments and communication skills. The establishment of an Animal Experiments Communication Group has shown to be crucial for appropriate communication in different situations. Activities focussed on different communication strategies are discussed. Crucial in all of this is the each establishment has developed a clear policy on animal experiments, which is also shared with the outside world. A well-designed strategy should be the basis for effective communication to different groups under different situations. Furthermore, dedicated webpages providing information on the institute’s policy with regard to animal experiments, as well as specific information on animal experiments (among which annual statistics) will lead to improved openness and transparency. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher ”Ion Ionescu de la Brad” University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Iasi en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subject animal research en_US
dc.subject communication en_US
dc.subject public opinion en_US
dc.title Transparency and communication: Good Practice in Animal Research Communication en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.author.affiliation Sorin Pașca, Depart. of Pathology, Univ. of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine "Ion Ionescu de la Brad", 8, M Sadoveanu Alley, 700490 Iași, Romania
dc.author.affiliation Kirk Leech, European Animal Research Association, London, UK
dc.publicationName Lucrări Științifice USAMV - Iași, Seria Medicină Veterinară
dc.volume 62
dc.issue 4
dc.publicationDate 2019
dc.startingPage 368
dc.endingPage 375
dc.identifier.eissn 2393-4603
alse.contributor.author Șerban Moroșan, Sorbonne Université, INSERM, UMS28, 105 Boulevard de l’Hôpital, 75013, Paris, France
alse.contributor.author Șerban Moroșan, Depart. of Public Health, Univ. of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine "Ion Ionescu de la Brad", 8, M Sadoveanu Alley, 700490, Iași, Romania


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