Becoming a lay member: questions for consideration
What would you like to achieve by participating in the ERB? How far do your hopes for the role match the
expectations of the ERB and, if relevant, the particular institution?
Do you have strong views on animal experiments, and is participating in the ERB likely to involve
compromising your personal principles?
Will you be able to commit sufficient time and energy to enable you to play an active role e.g. attending
formal ERB meetings, reading and commenting on what might be a large volume of written material in
preparation for and between formal meetings, visiting animal facilities, and getting to know the work of
Would you be concerned about minutes of meetings and other documentation being made available to
others within the institution or more widely?