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Be Open About Animal Research Day 2023: Partner organisations & statements

The third edition of Be Open About Animal Research Day (#BOARD23) took place on 15 June, with more than 190 institutions across five continents supporting the campaign as partners. This included producing a statement that highlighted the need to be open and transparent to the general public about the use of animals in research.

Here are the #BOARD23 partners, with statements published on EARA’s social media platforms, by region/country and institution:

International | AAALAC

International | International Council for Laboratory Animal Science

Europe | AnimalhealthEurope

Europe | Animal Research Tomorrow

Europe | Bristol-Myers Squibb

Europe | European Academy of Laboratory Animal Surgery

Europe | European Brain Council

Europe | European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine

Europe | European Federation of Animal Technologists

Europe | European Journal of Neuroscience

Europe | European Primate Veterinarians

Europe | European Society of Laboratory Animal Veterinarians

Europe | European Zebrafish Society

Europe | Federation of European Laboratory Animal Breeders Associations

Europe | Federation of European Academies of Medicine

Europe | Federation of European Neuroscience Societies


Europe | Sanofi

Oceania | Understanding Animal Research Oceania

Australia/New Zealand | Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching (ANZCCART)

Australia/New Zealand | Australian and New Zealand Laboratory Animal Association (ANZLAA)

Austria | Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Traumatology

Austria | RepRefRed Society

Belgium | University of Antwerp

Belgium | Belgian Council for Laboratory Animal Science (BCLAS)

Belgium | Boehringer Ingelheim

Belgium | Ghent University

Belgium | GSK

Belgium | Hasselt University

Belgium | Infopoint Animal Testing (IPPO)

Belgium | Janssen

Belgium | KU Leuven

Belgium | Orsi Academy

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Belgium | Research Institute for Nature and Forest

Belgium | Sanofi Ghent

Belgium | Union Chimique Belge

Belgium | Université Libre de Bruxelles

Belgium | Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB)

Belgium | Zoetis

​​Brazil | Brazilian Association of Veterinary Hospitals (ABHV)

Brazil | Biological Models Research and Technology

Canada | CALAS (Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science)

Czech Republic | Czech Laboratory Animal Science Association

Czech Republic | Institute of Microbiology, Czech Academy of Sciences

Denmark | Ellegaard Göttingen Minipigs

Denmark | Lundbeck

Denmark | Scanbur

Denmark | Taconic

Finland | University of Helsinki

Finland | Orion

Finland | University of Turku

France | AFSTAL

France | Charles River Laboratories

France | Covalab

France | Etisense

France | GIRCOR

France | Institut Curie

France | Janvier Labs

France | Marshall BioResources

France | MitoCross LabEx Consortium

France | Sanofi France

Georgia | Georgian Association for Laboratory Animal Science

Germany | AbbVie

Germany | Agenda Life Sciences

Germany | Boehringer Ingelheim

Germany | Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Germany | Ernst Strüngmann Institute for Neuroscience

Germany | Fine Science Tools

Germany | Freie Universität Berlin

Germany | Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

Germany | German Primate Centre (DPZ)

Germany | German Society for Immunology (DGfI)

Germany | GV-SOLAS - Society of Laboratory Animal Science

Germany | Helmholtz Zentrum München

Germany | INSTECH

Germany | University Hospital Jena

Germany | Labcorp

Germany | Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine

Germany | Max Planck Society

Germany | Merck KGaA

Germany | MHH Hannover Medical School

Germany | RWTH Aachen University

Germany | Tierversuche verstehen

Germany | VectorBuilder


Greece | Hellenic Pasteur Institute

Greece | Hellenic Society of Biomedical and Laboratory Animal Science (HSBLAS)

Greece | Hellenic Society for Neuroscience

Hungary | Becton Dickinson

Hungary | University of Pecs

Italy | University of Cagliari

Italy | University of Ferrara

Italy | Mario Negri Institute

Italy | University of Milan

Italy | University of Padua

Italy | Research4Life

Israel | The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Israel | Inter-University Forum for Biomedical Research Israel

Israel | Israeli Laboratory Animal Forum

Israel | Let the Sick Live

Israel | Tel Aviv Sorasky Medical Center

​Luxembourg | University of Luxembourg

Malta | AquaBioTech Group

Mauritius | Bioculture Group

Netherlands | Animal Welfare Body Utrecht

Netherlands | Biomedical Primate Research Centre

Netherlands | Charles River

Netherlands | Hubrecht Institute

Netherlands | Leiden University Medical Center

Netherlands | Maastricht University

Netherlands | Netherlands Cancer Institute

Netherlands | Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO)

Netherlands | PLEXX

Netherlands | R. C. Hartelust

Netherlands | Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

Netherlands | Stichting Informatie Dierproeven (SID)

Netherlands | Translational Neuroscience Unit at Radboud UMC

Netherlands | Wageningen University and Research

​Philippines | Philippine Association for Laboratory Animal Science (PALAS)

Poland | Polish Zebrafish Society

Poland | PolLASA

Poland | University of Wrocław

Portugal | Centre for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra

Portugal | Champalimaud Foundation

Portugal | i3S University of Porto

Portugal | Coimbra Institute for Clinical and Biomedical Research (iCBR)

Portugal | ICVS/3B's University of Minho

Portugal | Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência

Portugal | NOVA Medical School

Portugal | SPCAL

Portugal | University of Beira Interior

Portugal | University of Lisbon

Portugal | University of Minho, School of Medicine

Portugal | Vector B2B

Romania | ARSAL

Serbia | University of Belgrade

Slovenia | Society for Laboratory Animals of Slovenia

South Africa | University of Cape Town

South Africa | South African Association for Laboratory Animal Science (SAALAS)

Spain | ARP Logística Clínica

Spain | Barcelona Biomedical Research Park

Spain | Universitat de les Iles Balears

Spain | ΒΙΝΑΕΧ

Spain | CEU Cardinal Herrera University

Spain | CIEMAT

Spain | Complutense University of Madrid

Spain | COSCE

Spain | National Center for Biotechnology (CNB)


Spain | Institut de Recerca Germans Trias i Pujol (IGTP)

Spain | IIB Sant Pau

Spain | University of Navarra

Spain | Noveprim Group

Spain | SAEx, University of Cordoba

Spain | Sanfit Therapeutics

Spain | Spanish Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SEBBM)

Spain | SECAL

Spain | Spanish Society for Immunology (SEI)

Spain | University of Santiago de Compostela

Switzerland | EPFL

Switzerland | Idorsia

Switzerland | Novartis

Switzerland | SAVIR

Switzerland | Swiss 3RCC

Switzerland | Swiss Laboratory Animal Science Association (SGV)

Switzerland | University of Geneva

Switzerland | University of Zurich

Turkey | Laboratory Animal Science Association Turkey

UK | Babraham Institute

UK | British Society of Immunology

UK | Dietex International Ltd

UK | Envigo


UK | The Francis Crick Institute

UK | Institute of Cancer Research


UK | The Learning Curve

UK | MRC National Mouse Genetics Network

UK | The Pirbright Institute

UK | Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits

UK | UK Research Integrity Office

UK | Understanding Animal Research

UK | University of Cambridge

UK | University of Manchester

UK | York Biomedical Research Institute

USA | Allentown LLC

USA | Americans for Medical Progress

USA | Association of Primate Veterinarians (APV)

USA | Biomedical Research Awareness Day

USA | Foundation for Biomedical Research

USA | In-Tox Products

USA | National Primate Research Centers

USA | Transnetyx

USA | Zebrafish Husbandry Association


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