How You Can Encourage Institutional Transparency on Animal Research
Sep 12, 2018
There are a few ways institutions can discuss animal research, according to Mar Sanchez, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Emory University, core scientist at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, and past committee chair of SfN’s Committee on Animal Research.
She notes that institutions “have to be open to disclosing that they are doing animal research and the value of the animal research.” In addition, institutions “have to be planning. They have to be ready in case that their researchers get under attack by animal rights extremists.”
Watch this short video to learn:
- Why it’s important to engage your institution.
- What strategies institutions can take.
- What may result without institutional preparedness.
Mar Sanchez, PhD
Mar Sanchez is an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Emory University and a core scientist in the division of developmental and cognitive neuroscience at the Yerkes National Research Primate Center. Her research examines how early life stress affects the development of brain systems involved in emotional regulation in nonhuman primates. She served as chair of SfN’s Committee on Animals in Research from 2015–2018.