Public consultation starts today on the Preliminary Opinion on ‘The need for non-human primates in biomedical research, production and testing of products and devices’ (2017 update)
A public consultation opens today on the Preliminary Opinion on ‘the need for non-human primates (NHP) in biomedical research, production and testing of products and devices’(2017 update),prepared by the SCHEER (1).
On the Commission's request, the SCHEER has reviewed recent evidence to update the 2009 Opinion on the need for NHP in biomedical research. The Preliminary 2017 Opinion provides recommendations on how to advance the replacement, reduction and refinement (3Rs) for the use of NHP. For example: alternative methods, training, improvement of techniques and protocols, sharing of knowledge, removal of barriers and research needs. It also suggests solutions for various obstacles.