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COST B24: Laboratory animal science and welfare

European Cooperation in the field of Scientificand Technical Research (COST) is an intergovernmental framework for European Co-operation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research, allowing the co-ordination of nationally funded research on a European level. COST Actions cover basic and pre-competitive research as well as activities of public utility. Established in 1971, COST has developed into one of the largest frameworks for research co-operation.

COST networks are called Actions. In December 2003, COST launched a new Action - B24. The main objective of the Action B24 is to increase knowledge necessary for both ethically sustainable and scientifically valid use of laboratory animals in research.

The COST Manual of Laboratory Animal Care and Use: Refinement, Reduction, and Research
Editors Bryan Howard, Timo Nevalainen, Gemma Perretta; CRC Press;
will be released on October 06, 2010