In November 2016, the IRBLleida (and, then, the CREBA) signed up the Transparency Agreement on Animal Research in Spain, promoted by the European Animal Research Association (EARA) and the Spanish Confederation of Scientific Societies (COSCE). Inspired by the Concordat on Openness on Animal Research in the UK, the Transparency Agreement contains four commitments for research centres in Spain to provide more information about animal research at their institutions, and was launched on September 20, 2016.

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.

More information:

Download here the agreement document