ARRIVE guidelines

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Our ARRIVE (Animal Research: Reporting of In Vivo Experiments) guidelines are intended to improve the reporting of research using animals – maximising information published and minimising unnecessary studies.

The ARRIVE guidelines, originally published in PLOS Biology, were developed in consultation with the scientific community as part of an NC3Rs initiative to improve the standard of reporting of research using animals.

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Further information on the project, including the current list of endorsements by scientific journals, funding bodies, universities and learned societies can be found within our Our Science pages.

*To request copies of the pocket-sized ARRIVE guidelines please email with your name, address and the number of copies you require.


Our ARRIVE guidelines are now available in a number of languages (more coming soon):

Resources to support the use of the guidelines

  • ARRIVE checklist: Designed to be used when reporting animal research. The checklist allows each point of the guidelines to be incorporated and can be submitted alongside publications as supplementary material. This will help manuscript reviewers to ensure high-quality reporting of animal research.

  • ARRIVE presentation: A short presentation describing the ARRIVE guidelines can be used to disseminate key information about the guidelines. The presentation is an ideal introduction to the ARRIVE guidelines and explains their development, how they can be used and the benefit of using the guidelines when reporting animal research.

  • Presentation speaker notes: To accompany the presentation, speaker notes include comprehensive guidance to assist the presenter.

  • ARRIVE examples: Specific examples for each point of the ARRIVE guidelines demonstrate how they can be used in practice to report animal research.

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