The Progressive Non-Animal Research Society has been formed to encourage those working in the fields of human medical research, training and product testing to pursue a scientific method that has as its basis the entire human biological, physiological and psychological system.
Much has changed since the mapping of human DNA in the latter part of the 20th century. We now have sophisticated, human-relevant methods for studying diseases and toxicology: advanced computer-modeling techniques, microdosing, stem cell-derived organoids, 3D printing and manifold emerging approaches. The recent COVID-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 highlights the need for rapid advances in research on the mechanisms of infection and the testing of drugs without the delays inherent in animal-based trials.
We encourage you to explore the work of the Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods (CCAAM) http://www.uwindsor.ca/ccaam/ and the Vancouver-based Animals in Science Policy Institute https://www.animalsinscience.org Post-secondary educators will find the International Network for Humane Education an invaluable support with the introduction of alternatives in the learning lab http://www.interniche.org/ We also urge you to explore the website of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine – this leading organization in the field of alternative techniques is based in Washington DC https://www.pcrm.org/
To those emerging or established scientists working in the field of non-animal research and training, thank you for using resources wisely, for implementing ethical research and teaching methods, and for illuminating the path ahead with progressive, 21st century research! We invite you to share your experiences and developments with us at our website: there you will find an open blog ready for posting your comments and sharing your latest non-animal research/training news and events. ***
For those scientists who are still working in animal modelling but who would wish to change over to innovative, human-relevant methods, our Progressive Non-Animal Research Society can connect you with experts willing and able to assist in inaugurating a system of managing the search for viable alternatives to animal use and who are willing to co-operate in a spirit of discovery and confidentiality.