We support the HEARTS Act to increase the use of humane alternatives to animals in US funded research
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- provide meaningful incentives for the use of scientifically satisfactory non-animal alternatives in research proposals seeking NIH funding.
- require that investigators fully evaluate available non-animal methods using standardized search guidelines.
- ensure that research proposals are reviewed by at least one person with expertise in non-animal research methods and that reviewers have access to a reference librarian with expertise in evaluating the adequacy of the search methods used for alternatives.
- require harm-benefit analyses of proposed animal studies