Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW, Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen) is both an association of excellent scientists and a federation of institutions. In terms of both its research and its collections, its institutions are ranked among the top nationally as well as internationally. At the heart of its activities is the conviction that knowledge and creativity are the key drivers of prosperity and wellbeing.

Inventorying animal-free innovation

According to the KNAW, animal-free methods and techniques can be further developed over the coming 10 years. However, animal-free research alone is unable to sufficiently answer the most important questions in research. This is the conclusion drawn by the KNAW on the basis of an inventory on animal-free innovation in neuroscience.

Animal research permit

The KNAW has a permit for carrying out scientific research on laboratory animals. Three KNAW institutes use animals in their research. Views and publications on research involving animals can be found on the KNAW website (Dutch).