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Is the use of sentient animals in basic research justifiable?

Overview of attention for article published in Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine, January 2010
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#8 of 206)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)

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Title
Is the use of sentient animals in basic research justifiable?
Published in
Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine, January 2010
DOI 10.1186/1747-5341-5-14
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Authors

Ray Greek, Jean Greek

Abstract

Animals can be used in many ways in science and scientific research. Given that society values sentient animals and that basic research is not goal oriented, the question is raised: "Is the use of sentient animals in basic research justifiable?" We explore this in the context of funding issues, outcomes from basic research, and the position of society as a whole on using sentient animals in research that is not goal oriented. We conclude that the use of sentient animals in basic research cannot be justified in light of society's priorities.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Italy 1 1%
Australia 1 1%
South Africa 1 1%
United Kingdom 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Unknown 88 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 24 26%
Student > Master 17 18%
Researcher 13 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 11%
Professor > Associate Professor 6 6%
Other 13 14%
Unknown 10 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 26 28%
Medicine and Dentistry 16 17%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 5%
Philosophy 5 5%
Neuroscience 4 4%
Other 26 28%
Unknown 11 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 54. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 November 2021.
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