Be Open About Animal Research day 2021 - case studies & articles


During Be Open About Animal Research Day 2021 (#BOARD21), institutions in Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Guatemala, Netherlands, Nigeria, Portugal, Spain, Sweden , UK shared case studies and articles to highlight their proactive approach to communication about the use of animals in research.


Table : List of case studies published on social media by country/institutions.

Belgium | Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) | Animals in neuroscience research

Belgium | Instituut voor Natuur-en Bosonderzoek (INBO) | INBO supports #BOARD21 campaign

Belgium | Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) | The role of animals, and of animal-free methods, in our research

Germany | Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI) | Why we do animal research - ESI employees tell why animal research is still necessary and what they pay particular attention to when caring for and working with animals

Germany | Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) | Why we cannot yet avoid animal testing - Our researchers tell us why

Guatemala | Federación de Sociedades y Asociaciones Hispanas de Norte América, Centro América y el Caribe de la Ciencia de los Animales de Laboratorio (FESAHANCCCAL) | Ways to communicate the importance of animal research

Portugal | Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS) | Interview with Magda Castelhano-Carlos about the importance of being open

Portugal | Institute for Research & Innovation in Health (i3S) | Initiatives at i3S to promote openness and transparency


Portugal | Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (FCUL) | Refinement in wild species

Portugal | Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR) | Statement on animal research by António Paulo Carvalho

Portugal | Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR) | Statement on animal research by Benjamin Costas

Portugal | Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR) | Statement on animal research by Cláudia Serra

Portugal | Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR) | Statement on animal research by Helena Peres

Portugal | Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR) | Statement on animal research by Laura Guimarães


Portugal | Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR) | Statement on animal research by Lúcia Guilhermino

Portugal | Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR) | Statement on animal research by Luís Oliva-Teles

Portugal | Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR) | Statement on animal research by Nuno Ferreira

Portugal | Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR) | Statement on animal research by Pedro Rodrigues

Portugal | Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR) | Statement on animal research by Ralph Urbatzka

Portugal | Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR) | Statement on animal research by Rodrigo Ozório

Portugal | Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR) | Statement on animal research by Sara Antunes

Portugal | Algarve Centre of Marine Sciences (CCMAR-Algarve) | CCMAR join the initiative #BOARD21

Portugal | Algarve Centre of Marine Sciences (CCMAR-Algarve) | Research in antarctic fish to study evolutionary adaptations to extreme environment


Portugal | Health Sciences Research Centre (CICS-UBI) | Statement by Inês Serrenho on animal research

Spain | Instituto de Investigacións Mariñas - CSIC | Need of being open and transparent about animal research

Spain | Spanish Society for Lab Animal Sciences (SECAL) | Video explaining the importance of animals in science

Sweden | The Swedish 3Rs Center | Openness and dissemination of knowledge in Sweden

The Netherlands | Stichting Informatie Dierproeven (SID) | Animal models

UK | British Association for Psychopharmacology | BAP supports #BOARD21

UK | British Pharmacological Society (BPS) | Animal research pages

UK | Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science | How we responsibly use animals in our science

UK | The Pirbright Institute | Science Spotlight: Supporting world-class research

UK | The ICR | Research using animals

UK | Oxford University | Behind the scenes at a primate lab

UK | UK Research and Innovation | Use of animals in research

UK | Society for Endocrinology | Supports the Get on #BOARD21 campaign

USA | Americans for Medical Progress (AMP) | Tips on how to start communicating about animal research


USA | Biomedical Research Awareness Day (BRAD) | BRAD testimonial


USA | Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR) | FBR's COVID-19 Resources

USA | Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR) | Promoting transparency around the crucial animal modeling that leads to vaccines and cures


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