Ethical Issues: Animal Research

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Ethical Principles: Animal Research

1) Cost-Benefit Consideration: Analysis involves considering the costs of the study, including cost to animals compared with potential benefits that will be gained. Important to take into account how sound the findings are. If the costs outweigh the benefits, the research can go ahead. 

2) Suitably Qualified Researchers: Research must be carried out by individuals who are suitable qualified and competent. They must ensure that everyone who take part on the study has the appropriate skills too. In the UK, a research must have a license, be part of a licensed project and the study must be done in the place specified on the licence. 

3) Using Non-Animal Procedures if Possible: The research can only be done using animals if alternative using non animal procedures have been considered. 

4) Keeping Discomfort to a Minimum: Where


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