The scientific community needs to promote communication with the public about the use of animals in research at three main levels:
Individual scientists who want to take part in this communication need to be encouraged and supported with appropriate training in communications, specific to the audience (eg journalists, school students, etc).
Inviting groups, such as school student, teachers, journalists or politicians, to visit their laboratories and animal facilities and to talk to the researchers and animal care staff
At a national level, there is a need for organizations spezialized in public communication about animal research. These organisations should:
For maximum credibility, such organisation should be broadly funded by a group of national scientific associations and should employ professional communication staff.