The goals of the organization are to provide: educational programs and new initiatives designed to educate health care professionals, researchers, students, and the lay public on the benefits associated with the:

  •  Humane care and use of animals in biomedical research.
  • Responsible and ethical involvement of human subjects in biomedical research.
  •  Safe and responsible use of pathogens and hazardous materials in biomedical research.
  • Provide information on “best practices” to Texas institutions of higher education and other research facilities related to the:
  •  Humane care and use of animals in biomedical research.
  • Responsible and ethical involvement of human subjects in biomedical research.
  •  Safe and responsible use of pathogens and hazardous materials in biomedical research.

Texas’s leading academic institutions founded the TSBR in 1989 in response to intensifying animal rights activism. Currently, the Society’s 30+ institutional members and supporters include academia, industry, non-profit research, education and advocacy organizations, professional societies and philanthropic foundations.

The Society plays a leading role in bioscience education and advocacy at the state and national level by providing objective, timely and authoritative advice and information to educators, students, the news media and the general public. The TSBR supports our research community by providing public outreach training and resources about the benefits of biomedical research humane care and use of animals in research and issues related to human research subjects protection.

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