Transparency Agreement on Animal Research in Spain

The Transparency Agreement on Animal Research in Spain (‘Acuerdo de transparencia sobre el uso de animales en experimentación científica en España’) is a collaborative project by EARA and the Spanish Confederation of Scientific Societies (COSCE). Inspired by the Concordat on Openness on Animal Research in the UK, the Transparency Agreement contains four commitments for research centres in Spain to provide more information about animal research at their institutions.

At the launch on September 20, 2016, the Transparency Agreement was signed by 90 institutions from across Spain. Signatories include public and private research centres, universities and scientific societies.

By signing up to the Transparency Agreement, the signatories agree to four commitments:

  • Speak with clarity about when, how and why animals are used in investigation.
  • Provide adequate information to the media and the general public about the conditions under which research using animals is carried out and the results obtained from them.
  • Develop initiatives that generate greater knowledge and understanding in society about the use of animals in scientific research.
  • Report annually on progress and share experiences.

Logos of the 90 institutions that signed up at the time of the launch. For the up to date list of current signatories, see our Spanish website.

With the Transparency Agreement, EARA and COSCE aim to work together to foster a climate of openness around animal research in Spain. The four commitments ensure that the Transparency Agreement is an actionable document, which signatories can use to guide their progress toward openness on animal research.

Since the initial launch, more Spanish organisations have signed up to the Transparency Agreement. You can find an up to date list of signatories on our Spanish website.