- Diversity enhances the perspective, creativity and overall progress of research
- Inclusion of individuals from various cultural, racial, socio-economic backgrounds, including those with different (dis)abilities is important for creating diverse and welcoming research and teaching environments
- Creating and maintaining an environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and free of unconscious biases is always work in progress and requires regular self-reflection.
- There is usually more than one way to do something well.
- Animals should be treated humanely in ways that minimize discomfort and maximize replacement, reduction and refinement (the “3 Rs” of ethical animal research).
- The animal is always right – meaning, results in animal physiology reflect the experimental conditions and methodology used.
We display the following poster in support of this pledge