The Ethics Of Using Animals in Research - Annotated Bibliography

The Ethics Of Using Animals in Research - Annotated Bibliography


Annotated bibliography for an online module designed to stimulate discussion about the ethical issues that scientists face when doing research with animals.


Author(s): Stephanie J. Bird, Ph.D.

"Opinion Interview: But is it Art?"
New Scientist, January 6, 2001. The ethical concerns of the use of Alba, a transgenic rabbit that glows green in the dark, as an art object.
Orlans, B. F., Beauchamp, T. L., Dresser, R., Morton, D. B., and Gluck, J. P.
The Human Use of Animals: Case Studies in Ethical Choice. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998).
Saha, S. and Saha P.S.
"Ethical Issues of Animal and Human Experimentation in the Development of Medical Devices." The Biomedical Engineering Handbook, ed., J. D. Bronzino, 2nd edition. (Boca Raton: CRC Press, 1999). A general review of concerns for the use of animals and humans in biomedical device applications. See especially pages 191-198.
Silverman, J., Suckow, M.A., Murthy, S.
The IACUC Handbook. (Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2000). This handbook focuses on basic and advanced concerns of Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUC) and addresses questions and problems with IACUC committees.
Tannenbaum, J. and Rowan, Andrew N.
"Rethinking the Morality of Animal Research." Hastings Center Report. 1-5(5): 3243.
Anne M. Duli and Diana Plesec
"Introduction to the Protocol Review Process", Case Western Reserve University (Case). A presentation of the Protocol Review Process of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee to help investigators fill out the necessary paperwork to properly procure and house animals at Case.

From Research Ethics Module Supporting Pages


Caroline Whitbeck introduced methods and modules for discussing numerous issues in responsible conduct of research at a Sigma Xi Forum in 2000. Partial funding for the development of this material came from an NIH grant. You can find the entire sequence on the OEC at Some information in these historical modules may be out-of-date; for instance, there may be a new edition of the professional society’s code that is referred to in an item. If you have suggestions for updates, please contact the OEC.