List of Concordat on Openness Signatories
120 UK life science organisations have signed the Concordat on Openness on Animal Research.
In December 2017, Understanding Animal Research published the third annual Concordat on Openness Report.
In December 2016, Understanding Animal Research published the second annual Concordat on Openness Report.
In December 2015, Understanding Animal Research published the first annual Concordat on Openness Report.
The Concordat on Openness is a set of commitments for UK-based life science organisations to enhance their animal research communications.
In October 2012, over 40 organisations involved with bioscience in the UK signed a Declaration on Openness on Animal Research. They committed to developing a Concordat setting out how they would be more open about the ways in which animals are used in scientific, medical and veterinary research in the UK.
Understanding Animal Research placed a draft of the Concordat commitments publicly on their website, and asked visitors to complete a ten minute questionnaire. The responses helped to guide the final drafting of the Concordat.
In collaboration with the Medical Research Council, the British Pharmacological Society and supporter by Sciencewise, Understanding Animal Research commissioned Ipsos MORI to conduct a Public Dialogue in order to understand what people in the UK think constitutes openness and transparency about animal research.