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International and national laws require scientists to demonstrate that the Three Rs principles have been considered when applying for project licences for conducting animal procedures. Despite the existence of a wide range of data retrieval systems (general and specialised, bibliographic and factual databases, as well as Web sites) in the area of biosciences, many scientists fail in their efforts to conduct an appropriate search for alternatives information. The need for an easier and more successful approach to retrieving this information in bibliographic databases has been well documented. This workshop addresses available specialised and factual (ready-to-use) information sources that should be considered for complete and appropriate search alternatives. Recommendations for improving the situation are made.

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Authors: KREGER M, NAL, (National Agricultural Library), AWIC, (Animal Welfare Information Center), Baltimore, (US);GRUNE B, ZEBET, Federal Institute for Health Protection of Consumers and Veterinary Medicine, Berlin(DE);LIBOWITZ L, CAAT, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, (US);JANUSH-ROI A, JRC, IHCP (Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: An oral report given at: 3rd World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences. Organised by: ECVAM, IHCP and EC-JRC. Held on: 29 August-2 September, 1999
Record Number: 200013255 / Last updated on: 2001-05-15
Original language: en
Available languages: en