Animal Welfare

Ensuring animals in research are handled ethically and humanely

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Creating a higher standard
Driving transparency, education and standards


Scientist.com has expanded its COMPLi® platform to include Animal Welfare. The company is working with external research organizations to drive transparency, educate researchers and help create standards for the entire industry. We are committed to enabling the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of animals in research (the 3Rs).

Replacement, Reduction and Refinement

A series in collaboration with NC3Rs

Discover the ways our supplier network is adhering to the 3Rs. Presented by Scientist.com and the UK’s National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement & Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs).

Mimetas discusses how they promote Replacement with their groundbreaking OrganoPlate® platform.

Hera BioLabs discusses how they promote Reduction with their OncoRat model.

Sinclair Research discusses how they promote Refinement by making considerations for technicians, researchers and veterinarians.

Animal welfare due diligence process
A technical audit (RFI) of all suppliers of animal services


In addition to undergoing financial and reputational due diligence, suppliers are required to provide written information about the following:

Physical facility

Veterinary care and procedures

Food, water and shelter

Behavioral, social and environmental enrichment

Administration and record keeping

Personnel and training

Disaster and emergency planning

Ethical standards and review

The platform helps researchers and suppliers adhere to internal and external (often legislative) procurement policies and regulations. It ensures that, where required, appropriate ethical considerations are addressed, tracked and communicated throughout the supply chain. COMPLi® addresses compliance and governance requirements at every key step of the sourcing process to speed up drug research and reduce the risks of outsourcing.