Animal Welfare and Experimentation Committee


The Animal Experimentation and Welfare Committee’s mission is to channel all the information related to animal experimentation in the widest possible sense, which may be useful for SENC members, both students and researchers in training or senior, and to promote actions that in value in front of the society the experimentation with animals. The Committee is particularly interested in having the participation of the SENC members in this task, as information and / or proposing joint activities, as well as actively collaborating in their development.

Outstanding news

Manifiesto La necesidad de la investigación con animales


Holding Scientific Symposiums on the occasion of events organized by SENC members.
 Organization of activities during the biennial SENC Congress.
 Communication through the SENC Newsletter, upcoming events related to the welfare of experimental animals.
 Inform about new developments in legislation, as well as activities that are launched related to animal welfare and experimentation.
 Coordination with other similar committees of Spanish Scientific Societies, and especially with European committees of the same purpose.
 Increase the visibility of animal research and its benefits among the general public:
 Increase visibility on social networks
 Create material (text/presentations) aimed at the general public
 Create support material for researchers to facilitate this work
 Organize round tables, symposiums, etc. on animal experimentation during SENC activities aimed at the general public.
 Launch of an online course aimed at SENC members on animal research.

Current Animal Welfare and Experimentation Committee 

Marta Navarrete

Head. Vicepresident of SENC
Researcher at Instituto Cajal, CSIC

Silvia Corrochano

Neurological Diseases Group,
San Carlos Clinical Hospital Health Research Institute (IdISSC)

M José Simón

Department of Psychobiology, Faculty of Psychology.
University of Granada
Mind, Brain and Behavior Research Center.

José Luis Lanciego

Neuroscience Program
Centro de Investigación Médica Aplicada (CIMA)
University of Navarra

Ana Mª Muñoz

Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology of Parkinson’s Disease
Center for Research in Molecular Medicine and Chronic Diseases (CiMUS)
University of Santiago de Compostela

Harkaitz Bengoetxea

Grupo LaNCE-Neuropharm. Departamento de Neurociencias
Facultad de Medicina y Enfermería
Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU)

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