How Software Transparency Can Mitigate Conflicts Among Different Stakeholders in the Animal Experimentation Domain
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The arguments of whether animals should be used in the experiments have existed for decades. Stakeholders such as animal advocates, scientists, and mediators have been calling for more transparency to tackle the conflicts. They all claim that being transparent is a way to understand each other and to know the whole picture of the animal experiments. It is believed that laboratories software should provide aspects of transparency to help mitigate the conflicts among different stakeholders points of view. In this thesis, a Systematic Literature Review was conducted to collect requirements and potential solutions from the literature from the perspectives of different stakeholders and put them together in a set of softgoal interdependency graphs (SIGs) that illustrating the possible solutions to achieve transparency. The resulted SIGs may help the laboratories to adopt software that provides a level of transparency for the research process, and it will also help to mitigate current problems involving researchers, mediators, and groups contrary to the use of animals.