As part of ongoing efforts to reduce waste and increase the reproducibility of animal research and testing, a group of experts led by the Secretary of Norecopa has produced a set of guidelines for planning animal experiments:
The PREPARE guidelines for planning animal experiments complement the ARRIVE guidelines and other guidance for reporting experiments. PREPARE focuses on a large number of factors which, although they are seldom reported in scientific papers, can dramatically influence the validity and outcome of studies on animals, as well as the health and safety of all those concerned. They cover stages of quality assurance, from the management of an animal facility to the individual procedures which form part of a research study.