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Poor adherence prompts animal research reporting revamp

Good practice guidelines for reporting animal studies refocused on ‘essentials’

Revamped reporting guidelines for research using animals have been published due to concerns that most journal publications of such work still omit important methodological information.

The Animal Research: Reporting of In Vivo Experiments (ARRIVE) guidelines were first published in 2010 to ensure animal research is reproduceable and to ensure animals are not harmed unnecessarily through research. Despite being widely endorsed by funders and academic publishers—including over 1,000 life sciences journals—the guidelines have not led to the improvements they were designed to deliver, say the team behind them.

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