WBVN works with local research facilities and universities, to encourage methods that avoid or replace the use of animals, minimising the numbers of animals and improving experimental procedures to reduce the suffering of animals used in research.

The results will be used to develop a database of available alternatives to animal use at member universities and propose selected alternatives for further trials.

The WBVN aims to examine the role and effectiveness of ethics committees at assessing the use of animals in experiments, as well as assessing standards of animal keeping, in all sectors of the economy.

In 2012, a regional event was held in Belgrade, Serbia on all aspects of laboratory animal welfare. The recommendations of the workshop called for an establishment of a regional LASA (laboratory animal science association) and the development of a train-the-trainer course for the region to support the training requirement under the EU Regulation.

 

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