4. Proposals involving animal use - MRC


4.2 Proposals involving animal use

Researchers are strongly advised to read the following section carefully before preparing a proposal to ensure all the relevant information required is included in the appropriate sections of their application. In particular, applicants should ensure their proposal clearly sets out and justifies the following:

  • research objectives and how the knowledge generated will advance the field
  • the need to use animals and lack of realistic alternatives
  • choice of species of animals to be used
  • type of animals, for example, strain, pathogen free, sex, genetically modified or mutant
  • planned experimental design and its justification
  • numbers of animals and frequency of measurements or interventions to be used
  • primary outcomes to be assessed
  • planned statistical analyses.

Last updated: 16 June 2022

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