Safeguarding the Value of Preclinical Research

The talk introduces why and how the broadly established 3R framework for animal research ethics should be complemented by principles that aim to safeguard the scientific value of animal (and other preclinical) studies. The complementary principles comprise robustness, reporting, and registration. The talk further presents the empirical status-quo for robustness, reporting, registration in animal research and informs about how universities, funders, journals, and other stakeholders are about to include these principles in their policies. The talk ends-up with an outline of freely available tools and hands-on guidance on how to safeguard the scientific value of animal research.

Block 1: Science Ethics

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Prof. Dr. Dr. Daniel Strech

Prof. Dr. Dr. Daniel Strech holds the professorship for Translational Bioethics at the Charité –Universitätsmedizin Berlin and leads a research group at the BIH QUEST Center for Transforming Biomedical Research. Daniel Strech is an internationally recognized expert on ethical and regulatory issues in pre-clinical and clinical research and in big data. The main focus of his research is the research itself. He and his group aim at developing approaches to improve biomedical research and increase its transparency in order to better design future studies.