Animals in Science Policy Institute

Knowledge Source Identification
Knowledge source name Animals in Science Policy Institute
Abbreviated name AiSPI
Owner/Developer Animals in Science Policy Institute
Abbreviated owner AiSPI
Country Canada
Languages English
Description The Animals in Science Policy Institute (AiSPI) was officially registered as a non-profit society in July 2015 to address the need for more critical and constructive dialogue about the use of animals in research, teaching, and testing in Canada. There is growing literature on the merits of non-animal alternatives for various different applications; however, there is disconnect between alternatives development and implementation. As a result, there are still millions of animals used for scientific purposes in Canada each year. AiSPI aims to promote meaningful, evidence-based discussion about the need to use animals in science, to highlight where non-animal alternatives can be better implemented, and to encourage deeper ethical reflection about animal use in the scientific community.
Knowledge Source Category
Category Organization
Sub categories Non-Governmental Organization
Knowledge Dissemination and Sharing
Dissemination channel Website, E-mail, Audio / Video, Social media, Professional online network, Forum / Blog
Targeted audience (specified/objective analysis) Scientists, Policy-makers, Researchers, Regulators, Industry
Users access Open access
Knowledge Characterization
3Rs relevance Replacement, Reduction, Refinement
Purpose Animal welfare, Documentation and information, Education and training