Society and regulatory agencies dictate that ethical principles be considered when maintaining research animal well-being. Bioethics is the study of the ethical questions that arise in the relationship between the disciplines of philosophy, law, biotechnology, life sciences, medicine and politics. Dr. Susan Kopp will be providing an introduction to Bioethics as it relates to animal-based research. The seminar will provide a framework for discussion for the research community at our collaborative institutions and outline successful methods for investigative staff to address their research interests to the general public. The animal rights interpretation and perspective will also be addressed for discussion.