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NZ animal research openness report


New Zealand’s Openness Agreement has published its first annual report about its signatories' activities to bring greater awareness to the public about animal research.


The report presents the progress and experiences of the 28 signatories, over the September 2021 to September 2022 period, and provides a benchmark for future improvements in openness.


It shows that 86% of research/teaching organisations, and 83% of non-research/teaching organisations, have discussed animals in research with the public, while 57% and 33% respectively, have communicated about the 3Rs (Replacement, Reduction and Refinement).


The NZ board of the Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching (ANZCCART), a Committee of the Royal Society Te Apārangi, has supported the development of the Agreement.


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