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Engaging, Informing, Supporting

The European Animal Research Association (EARA) is a communications and advocacy membership organisation, representing both the public and private institutions in the biomedical sector.


Its mission is to inform people about the continued need for, and benefits of, the humane use of animals in scientific research, by providing accurate and evidence-based information, throughout Europe.

Animal Research Statistics for Portugal
Total number of procedures: 65,966

Read the 2020 report here

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The EARA event, Improving Openness in Animal Research in Portugal, took place at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Lisbon, in November, 2019.

The aim was to encourage  researchers and institutions to be more open about the animal research they carry out by making the case greater openness in communication.

The initiative was supported by both the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) and the Society for Neuroscience (SfN).

An annual global contest that challenges researchers to explain their PhD through dance, has been won by a researcher in Portugal studying zebrafish.

Antonia Groneberg’s PhD, on zebrafish brain development, completed at EARA member the Champalimaud Foundation, was the winning video in Dance Your PhD, promoted by Science Magazine.

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