International Ethical Guidelines

Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) and the International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS): International Guiding Principles for Biomedical Research Involving Animals (CIOMS 2012) [PDF]

International Primatological Society (IPS): International Guidelines for the Acquisition Care and Breeding of Nonhuman Primates, Second Edition (IPS 2007) [PDF]

Reports and Other Documents

European Union

European Commission Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks (SCHER). The Need for Non-Human Primates in Biomedical Research, Production and Testing of Products and Devices. Brussels: European Commission (Brussels, 2009). [PDF]

The 2017 update has been released: SCHEER (Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks), Preliminary Opinion on ‘The need for non-human primates in biomedical research, production and testing of products and devices (update 2017)’, 2 February 2017. [PDF]


Max Planck Society: White Paper—Tierversuche in der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft/Animal Research in the Max Planck Society. München: Max Planck Society. (2016). [PDF]

United Kingdom

Animal Procedures Committee (APC): Review of Cost-Benefit Assessment in the Use of Animals in Research (UK, June 2003). [PDF]

Bateson, P., H. Johansen-Berg, and D.K. Jones. Review of Research Using Non-Human Primates. Report of a panel chaired by Professor Sir Patrick Bateson FRS (UK, 2011). [PDF]

Nuffield Council on Bioethics: The Ethics of Research Involving Animals (2005).

Weatherall, D. 2006. The Use of Nonhuman Primates in Research. London: Academy of Medical Sciences (UK, 2006).




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