NEW guidelines are available: Updated Arrive guidelines

These guidelines were presented by the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) and provide an excellent checklist, which includes a range of factors to consider when performing and/or publishing experiments involving animals.

They can be considered as a milestone to improve the quality of animal research. They are endorsed by the majority of journals and funders who made it a requirement for researchers to adhere to them.

The guidelines were published in PLOS Biology in 2010 (link) and can be found on the NCR3 webpage (link) as a pdf (link).