Animal Study Registry

Animal Study Registry is an online registry for scientific studies involving animals conducted around the world. It is operated by the German Centre for the Protection of Laboratory Animals (Bf3R) at the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR). The registry was launched as a reaction to the reproducibility crisis and provides scientists a platform to register an exact study plan prior to the start of experiments in order to prevent selective reporting. This allows reviewers or other scientists to compare the initially registered contents with the final publication. Thereby, Animal Study Registry encourages transparency, reproducibility, and animal welfare.

Register your study in Animal Study Registry

Take all the time you need to prepare the registration of your study in Animal Study Registry. As long as your study is in preparation, you can save all changes and come back to it anytime you want. Once your study is submitted, you can still decide to change or retract it within two weeks from the submission date. After this period, the registration becomes binding and your study receives a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) number which marks your study as your intellectual property. From this date on you can only add comments to your study. Our platform allows registration of a study without making it immediately publicly accessible. You can restrict the visibility of your study for a period of up to five years. During this embargo period your study will appear in Animal Study Registry only with its title, your institution and optionally your name, accompanied by a short summary. At the end of the embargo period your study will automatically become fully publicly accessible. Please have a look at our sample study 10.17590/asr.0000091.