Animal Research

NMS|FCM Position Statements on Animal Research

The NOVA Medical School|Faculdade de Ciências Médicas (NMS|FCM) is committed to proving open and transparent information about the research involving animals and the standards of animal care and welfare carried out in the institution. NMS|FCM signed the Transparency Agreement on Animal Research in Portugal, an initiative supported by the Portuguese scientific community in collaboration with the European Animal Research Association (EARA) to promote a more consistent approach to communicating the scientific, ethical and moral justifications for animal research in Portugal.
The scientific work developed in NMS|FCM only uses animal models when there is not a validated alternative method.
NMS|FCM respects the Portuguese (Decreto-Lei no. 113/2013) and European laws (Directive 2010/63/EU) that rule the use of animals in research and follows the principles of the 3Rs - replacement, refinement and reduction – to use methods which avoid or replace the use of animals; to look for methods which minimise any suffering and improve animal welfare; and use methods which minimise the number of animals used per experiments.

Transparency Agreement on Animal Research

Transparency Agreement on Animal Research


Links of Interest

Sociedade Portuguesa de Ciências em Animais de Laboratório

European Animal Research Association

Decreto-lei nº 113/2013, de 7 de Agosto (legislação nacional que transpõe a Diretiva Europeia 63/2010/CE

Felasa | Federation for Laboratory Animal Science Associations

National Centre for the Replacement Refinement & Reduction of Animals in Research

EARA and EARA PT Twitter