The competent authority for the federal state of Bremen, Germany, has rejected a study proposed by Prof Andreas Kreiter, head of the Laboratory for Cognitive Neurophysiology, University of Bremen, that involved the use of non-human primates. Rejection was made out of claims that ‘the clinical applicability of the intended gain in knowledge is uncertain’. The Senator’s Department for Health, Women and Consumer Protection also published a public statement about the rejection [LINK].
The statement claims that “the clinical applicability of the intended gain in knowledge is uncertain. Even in the context of basic research, the justification of an animal experiment must be based on the likelihood of a clinical application of the expected gain in knowledge in the near future”.

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