Governance, Ethics and Welfare

Governance, Ethics and Welfare

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Governance, Ethics and Welfare

Research using animals in the UK must comply with the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1984 Amendment Regulations (2012). This means all research and all researchers must be licensed and go through ethical review before starting their research

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In our work using animals, we work hard to provide the highest standards of housing and welfare.

The Institute, through the Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Body, considers the ethics and scientific value of our research and all research proposals implement the 3Rs.

  1. Replacement: employing research methods that avoid or replace the use of animals in research whenever possible
  2. Reduction: designing experiments to produce as much useful information from the fewest number of animals possible
  3. Refinement: ensuring that the approaches used alleviate or minimize any potential pain, suffering or distress for the animals and enhance animal welfare.

Our scientists who work with animals take pride in their care and in their world-leading research, which aims to reduce the global healthcare burden.

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