Public relations

An open policy at biomedical/preclinical research centres is essential in order to demonstrate what animal experimentation is about, why and how it is done, and to show that there is nothing to hide. Yearly reports of the animal unit following the Code openheid of KNAW-NFU-VSNU are published. At the CDL in Nijmegen many come for guided tours through the facility. These tours demonstrate that staff working with laboratory animals care for them and maintain high ethical standards. It also informs the public about the high requirements and standards of the Dutch Act on Animal Experimentation. Often there appears to be a huge lack of information. Also the media has regularly consulted Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga for topics regarding animal experimentation.

In 2011 “de vaste kamercommissie VWS” paid a working visit to the CDL.

bezoek vaste kamercommissie bezoek vast e kamercommissie 2011

Selection of media and internet presentations