This website uses cookies to improve your experience. Learn more about cookies and how to manage them.

High quality reporting

Science works best when researchers’ reports provide enough detail to enable people to understand how experiments are undertaken.

It ensures that:

  • it is reliable

  • researchers have confidence in the research
  • other researchers can reproduce it
  • the public have confidence in the research
  • it meets high standards of animal welfare

It is a key responsibility for scientists to ensure they meet high standards of animal welfare. They have to make sure that these animals do not suffer unnecessary harm or distress.

Animals in Research: Reporting in Vivo Experiments (ARRIVE)

The Arrive guidelines tell scientists how to report on animal research. Developed in partnership with researcher and journal editors, they aim to improve the reporting of animal research.

Authors publishing in our journals must follow the ARRIVE guidelines.