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Where can I find out more about animal research in the UK?

Last reviewed 
16 August 2017

The Home Office provides information about the law governing research using animals in the UK and how to apply for licenses. It publishes statistics on the number of animals used in research each year and access to non-technical summaries of each project.

Understanding Animal Research is a not-for-profit organisation supported by the bioscience community to provide information and educational materials about animal research.

The UK National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) is an independent science organisation which drives and funds innovation and technological developments that replace or reduce the need for animals in research and testing, and lead to improvements in welfare where animals continue to be used. Their website and news section contain information about the work they are funding and the impact this is having on the number of animals used in research and their welfare.