A study of three IACUCs and their views of scientific merit and alternatives.

  • Karen Graham
  • Published 2002 in Journal of applied animal welfare science : JAAWS


Two ethical issues facing Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees [IACUCs] today are assessing scientific merit and the use of alternatives in research proposals. This study evaluated 3 IACUCs using a 19-question survey, with a 77.8% response rate. Although 76% of members answered that scientific merit should be more dili-gently assessed if more than… (More)


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