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Guide to writing non-technical summaries

UAR helps people to understand why animals are used in scientific research, and the best way to do that is through openness and transparency.

In 2018 we have worked with partners to develop tips that will help researchers write better and more engaging non-technical summaries of their ASPA licensed projects. These summaries are the only section of the project license that are written for the public, and have the potential to show the scope of work being carried out in the UK, as well as steps taken to minimise harms to the animals and to use alternatives.

We hope that in time the non-technical summaries will be seen as more than a statutory requirement; they will provide a way of engaging interested people with the research projects taking place in an institution.

The following guide provides tips for writing a more user-friendly NTS.

To download the guide as a PDF, please click here.

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