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Dear signers, friends and supporters, the Basel Declaration has a new home. After a successful decade as Basel Declaration Society, our organization has transformed into Animal Research Tomorrow. As such, we promote openness and fact-based scientific arguments in the international public debate on the necessity and value of animal research for both human and animal health and welfare. For more information please visit our new webpage under

Like the Helsinki Declaration, which forever altered the ethical landscape of human clinical research, the aim of the Basel Declaration is to bring the scientific community together to further advance the implementation of ethical principles such as the 3Rs whenever animals are being used and to call for more trust, transparency and communication on the sensitive topic of animals in research. The Basel Declaration Society, founded on October 5th. 2011, strive to promote the Basel Declaration.
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Publication and Transparency

Position Paper: Publication and Transparency Issues

Adopted: 17. October 2011, Berlin

We fully support more and improved transparency on animal research in the context of scientific publications.

  • The advancement of science depends on the publication and dissemination of new knowledge.
  • Scientists have a responsibility to inform the general public, because scientific advance has an influence on future social developments.
  • Scientists are part of society. The open dialog between scientists and the general public should be improved. This is the basis for trust in science.
  • All types of results (positive, negative, and inconclusive) obtained in accordance with good scientific practice are important, help to avoid unintended duplication or repetition of experiments and should be published under consideration property rights.
  • The scientific community publishes in specialist journals using scientific jargon and should also communicate this to the general public. There should be an explicit policy in research institutes and universities to support this.