The ARRIVE Guidelines

The ARRIVE (Animal Research: Reporting of In Vivo Experiments) guidelines have been developed by the NC3Rs to improve standards of reporting and ensure that the data from animal experiments can be fully evaluated and utilised. The guidelines are primarily aimed at scientists writing up their research for publication and for those who are involved in peer review.

The ARRIVE (Animal Research: Reporting of In Vivo Experiments) guidelines have been developed by the NC3Rs to improve standards of reporting and ensure that the data from animal experiments can be fully evaluated. The PREPARE guidelines for planning animal research and testing complement ARRIVE, by providing guidelines for planning animal research.

Developed in consultation with the scientific community, including researchers, statisticians, journal editors, and funders, the ARRIVE guidelines consist of a 20-point checklist of the essential information that should be included in publications reporting animal research. The PREPARE guidelines have a similar checklist for use when planning experiments.

Reference
Kilkenny C, Browne WJ, Cuthill IC, Emerson M, Altman DG (2010): Improving Bioscience Research Reporting: The ARRIVE Guidelines for Reporting Animal Research. PLoS Biol 8(6): e1000412. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000412

The ARRIVE guidelines are available in a pocket-sized format. They are currently available to download in Chinese (Mandarin), Italian, Portugese (Brazilian) and Spanish. Other translations are planned.

The Guidelines and a checklist can be downloaded from the NC3Rs website.

See also the Gold Standard Publication Checklist.

This page was updated on 04 March 2019

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