Literature searches should be well documented, including information on:
- Evidence from the literature that the animal studies have not been performed previously, or that repetition is justified
- Consultation of relevant guidelines for specific parts of the study
There is more information in a separate section of the Norecopa website.
- Advice on determining and describing the scientific background for an experiment
- A 6 Step Checklist for Responsible Research gives a useful summary of the overarching principles to be applied when conducting any type of biomedical research (produced by Responsible Research in Practice).