in Europe

EARA encourages the biomedical sector, in every European country, to make a commitment to openness and transparency in its use of animals for research.

​There are now five countries with active Transparency Agreements - Belgium, France, Portugal, Spain and UK.


By demonstrating openness and engaging in a dialogue with the public, individual institutions can bring about a greater understanding of the reasons why animals are needed for research.

Countries with Transparency Agreements 


By signing up to the Transparency Agreement, the signatories agree to four commitments:

  • Speak with clarity about when, how and why animals are used in investigation.

  • Provide adequate information to the media and the general public about the conditions under which research using animals is carried out and the results obtained from them.

  • Develop initiatives that generate greater knowledge and understanding in society about the use of animals in scientific research.

  • Report annually on progress and share experiences.

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European Animal Research Association 

London Office

3.04 LABS Atrium, The Stables Market, Chalk Farm Rd

London NW1 8AH
Tel: +44 (0)20 3355 3095

Brussels Office
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1000 Brussels,


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