We were actively engaged in the review of Section 24 of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 to move towards greater transparency on the use of animals in research. Read
our consultation response [PDF 427KB].
Replacing, reducing and refining the use of animals in research
The 3Rs is a framework to make sure that scientific research involving animals is humane.
The 3Rs stand for:
Replacement – using methods which avoid or replace the use of animals
Reduction – minimising the number of animals used per experiment
Refinement – minimising animal suffering and improving welfare.
Our funding is dependent on researchers meeting the 3Rs and we’ve embedded them throughout our grant processes.