Engaging, Informing, Supporting
The European Association for Animal Research (EARA) is a communication and support organisation whose mission is to defend the interests of biomedical research and health development in Europe. EARA provides accurate and evidence-based information that demonstrates the achievements made through the use of experimental animals in biomedical research. In this way, EARA informs, educates and unifies the different audiences that support animal research and promotes a transparent debate about the use of experimental animals.
Animal research statistics for Portugal
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.