Lay members" input to the wider functions
Perhaps the most important way in which lay members can contribute is to ensure that all of the wider
functions are firmly on the ERB"s agenda, both literally and metaphorically.
With that in mind, the box below lists some ideas for steps you can take to help.
Progressing the ERB"s wider functions
Remind the ERB of the need to devote sufficient time to functions that help to promote good animal welfare
and humane science.
Ask that each function is included as a regular item on the meeting agenda.
Help to ensure that wider questions identified during project review and visits to animal facilities are picked
up and dealt with.
Request feedback on what the ERB is doing to address its full range of functions, including the benefits that
have been achieved for animals and science, and whether the ERB is making the most of the various
strategies at its disposal.
Ask to review the culture of care "checklist" given in this document to see how well the institution does.