New FRAME initiative
FRAME's new initiative is called Perspectives in Laboratory Animal Science (PiLAS), and its primary aim is to offer professionals in all relevant fields an opportunity to share their expertise, knowledge and ideas concerning the scientific, ethical, economic and logistical aspects raised by laboratory animal use.
The intention is to take account of all reasonable points of view, and not to distort the coverage to support any particular stance, whilst favouring the Three Rs philosophy put forward in 1959 by W.M.S. Russell and R.L. Burch in The Principles of Humane Experimental Technique.
The initiative will take the form of a standalone supplement in each issue of FRAME's scientific journal ATLA, which will be made freely available as soon as it is published, via a new website (www.atla.org.uk). The inaugural supplement will appear in the October 2012 issue.
The initial plan is to have the following main sections: Opinion; Current Dilemmas; In-depth Discussions; The Wisdom of Russell and Burch; Points of View; News; Comments and Feedback.
Archived 16 October 2012