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Ethics bodies for the welfare of animals used in research
According to the Animal Welfare Law (“Official Gazette of RS”, No. 41/2009“), obligation of the Ministry of Agriculture is to establish Ethics Council for the welfare of animals used in research
The Ethics Council:
Besides Ethics Council established by the Minister of Agriculture, every scientific and research organization must establish Ethics Committee for protection of welfare of animals used in research
The Ethics Committee:
Through membership in the ethics bodies, ORCA aims to influence implementation of ethical principles in decision making process related to the approval of experiments on animals and on implementation of the 3R rules concerning animals used in research.
Katarina Novakovic, ORCA’s Coordinator of the Team for welfare of animals used in research, represents ORCA in the national Ethics Council since 2009.
Additionally, ORCA is represented in Ethics committees for protection of welfare of animals used in research at several faculties of the University of Belgrade (Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Biology, Faculty of Agriculture and Faculty of Pharmacy) and other scientific organizations (Institute for Applied Nuclear Energy – INEP and the Military Medical Academy).