New website

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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Upcoming Events

14th Felasa Congress | Prague

10th - 13th June, 2019
Prague, Czech Republic

The BDS will be present at the congress with a booth and on Thursday, June 13, our president - Rolf Zeller - will talk about «Moving from Crisis Management to Proactive Communication of Animal Research»


Past Events


February 14/15 2018

San Francisco (US)

5th International BDS Conference | San Francisco (US) | February 14/15 2018
Openness and Transparency: Building Trust in Animal Research



Felasa  Congress | Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations


13th - 16th June, 2016
Brussels, Belgium

The Basel Declaration Society had the possibility to attend the FELASA Congress form 13. - 15. June, 2016. Check out the impressions.

Media Training

20th May 2016
Tübingen, Germany

Media Training for free sponsered by the Basel Declaration Society



1st – 2nd October 2015


Research on animals in the frontline:
Transparency and public engagement

Media Training


Thursday - Friday, January 29-30 2015


Media Training for free sponsered by the Basel Declaration Society at the LS2-Meeting

Transparency in Animal Research: Implementing Openness in Publication and Communication


Mon - Tue, July 1 -2 2013


Transparency in Animal Research

Call for Solidarity / Rally in Milan

Call for Solidarity / Rally in Milan  

Saturday, June 1st 2013

Call for Solidarity / Rally in Milan

General Assembly of the Basel Declaration Society


Mon, November 19, 2012 - 12:15 pm

Technopark Zurich

Day of research for life


Mon, February 06, 2012 - 09:00 am

Day of research for life

Pathway to more Transparency in Animal Research


Mon, October 17, 2011 - 09:00 am

Pathway to more Transparency in Animal Research. Visit gallery...

Day of research for life


Thu, February 03, 2011 - 05:15 pm

Day of research for life

Research at a Crossroads?


Mon, November 29, 2010 - 08:00 am

Research at a Crossroadss? Visit gallery...


Statement by Elisabeth Jeggle, member of the European Parliament.