Written by Adrian Smith - may be used freely.
Commitment to continually improve standards of animal welfare, ethics, health and safety
Undertake training regularly and keep informed of the latest 3R developments
Lip service banned: a positive and optimistic mind-set is needed
Transparency, including to the general public and all other stakeholders
Understand the need for individual responsibility to nurture the culture
Right to challenge and question the use of animals, the choice of husbandry methods and the procedures
Educate staff about alternatives at an early stage of employment
On the ball: a pro-active approach, rather than just reacting to problems when they arise
Find the time needed
Concerns can be aired without consequences for the whistleblower
Award good initiatives and promote individual thinking
Researchers and staff interact well, ensuring research integrity and quality
Everyone, from leadership downwards, is willing to implement a Culture of Care
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