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Concordat on Openness on Animal Research

Date of event 20th June 2014

Wickham Laboratories pledged to adhere to the four commitments of the Concordat on Openness on Animal Research by signing the document on the 3rd of June 2014.

This means that the company will only be undertaking projects and strategies which are relevant and appropriate for the type of our organisation. We also declared to be more open in reference to the work we perform which involves the use of animals.

So far, the Concordat has been signed by 77 establishments based in the UK, and the number of supporters is constantly growing.

"The life science sector in the UK has long been committed to striving to maintain and continue to improve high standards of animal welfare as well as undertaking world-leading research. We recognise that we have an obligation to demonstrate and promote these values, and that to be seen as trustworthy we must be open, transparent, and accountable for the research that we conduct, fund or support, including when the high standards we strive for are not achieved. This means doing more to communicate the context in which animal research takes place; the work that organisations undertake in the 3Rs (the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of animals in research)."

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