Zoo Research Guidelines
Since 1999 the Research Committee has written many guidelines to help researchers in zoos and aquariums. In 2013 these were updated and compiled into a single Handbook of Zoo Research. First and foremost, all potential researchers should read the first chapter of the Handbook, whatever kind of research might be undertaken. This chapter provides excellent advice on formulating the research question, deciding on what variables should be measured, what special considerations there might be in a zoo environment and how to approach zoos about conducting research. The Handbook also includes specialist chapters on various types of research such as Nutrition, Monitoring Stress and Behavioural Profiling which should be read if relevant.
Please click on the link to access the BIAZA Research Handbook 2014.