Culture of Care

The College of Life Sciences seeks to translate new scientific knowledge into improved human health. Animal models of disease are the cornerstone of this biomedical research and along with this, we have moral and legal responsibility to maintain high standards of animal welfare which we believe will be facilitated by a broader “Culture of Care”.

The Nolan Principles (of selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership) are important characteristics which can guide our personal and institutional development of respect and personal responsibility in looking after each other and of the animals in our care.

A Culture of Care goes way beyond the legal responsibilities for the use of animals in experiments, which are regulated under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (ASPA). A Culture of Care will demonstrate compassion, empathy and respect, enhancing our interpersonal effectiveness and improve the value of our research. We can build on the VITAL values, which are linked to the University Strategic Plan to help propagate our Culture of Care.




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