The Swedish Research Council is a government agency that develops and finances basic research of the highest quality in all academic disciplines. We are engaged in research financing, strategy, analysis, and information.
The goal is that Sweden will be a leading nation in scientific research.
The Swedish Government has commissioned the Swedish Research Council to monitor laboratory animal science and developments in the field, including possible alternatives to animal research.
The Swedish Research Council also has a special responsibility for ethical issues in research and for stimulating discourse on questions concerning research ethics. Animal experiments represent one such question.
The Swedish Research Council works to:
Helping in this effort at the Swedish Research Council is the Committee for Laboratory Animal Science, a national expert panel that addresses questions concerning the use of animals in research.
- Support quality improvement efforts for good health, good supervision, and good environments for laboratory animals
- Enhance competency among everyone engaged in animal research
- Inform people about issues regarding laboratory animals
- Assure that laboratory animal activities in Sweden and internationally maintain the high quality demanded by research.