Revision of the ARRIVE guidelines: rationale and scope

Nathalie Percie du Sert, Viki Hurst, Amrita Ahluwalia, Sabina Alam, Douglas G Altman, Marc T Avey, Monya Baker, William J Browne, Alejandra Clark, Innes C Cuthill, Ulrich Dirnagl, Michael Emerson, Paul Garner, David W Howells, Natasha A. Karp, Catriona J MacCallum, Malcolm Macleod, Ole Petersen, Frances Rawle, Penny ReynoldsKieron Rooney, Emily S Sena, Shai D Silberberg, Thomas Steckler, Hanno Würbel, Stephen T. Holgate

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In 2010, the NC3Rs published the Animal Research:
Reporting of In Vivo Experiments (ARRIVE) guidelines
to improve the reporting of animal research. Despite
considerable levels of support from the scientific community,
the impact on the quality of reporting in animal research
publications has been limited. This position paper highlights
the strategy of an expert working group established to
revise the guidelines and facilitate their uptake. The group’s
initial work will focus on three main areas: prioritisation
of the ARRIVE items into a tiered system, development of
an explanation and elaboration document, and revision of
specific items.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere000002
Number of pages4
JournalBMJ Open Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jun 2018

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