AnimalResearch.info is an international collaboration of scientists and researchers. The website contains information about the contribution of animal research to medical science.
The Boyd Group is a UK based forum for open exchange of views on issues of concern related to the use of animals in science.
The Board consists of up to 2 representatives from each constituent organisation and it meets twice a year.
The Guido Bernardini Foundation sets out to promote biomedical research by focusing, in particular, on training for the development of professionals.
Conscious of the essential role played by animal research in the progress of medical science to create effective treatment and cures for both humans and animals, the GBF, through its mission, intends to support humane and responsible animal research.
The Register of Animal Technicians was set up in June 1995 to promote the status of Animal Technicians in view of the impending new legislation, the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986. Individuals on the Register are considered by their qualifications, experience and personal attitudes, to be suitable to shoulder the responsibilities of senior posts within laboratory animal facilities. The Board is responsible for the administration of the Register.
ICLAS is an international scientific organization dedicated to advancing human and animal health by promoting the ethical care and use of laboratory animals in research worldwide.
This Association is for the breeders and suppliers of laboratory animals. It is important for both ethical and scientific reasons that these animals are of a high and consistent standard, and LABA is concerned to ensure that such standards are attained.
Registered Office: 20 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2DZ. Laboratory Animals Ltd is a limited company which was set up by LASA and it is this organisation which publishes the journal Laboratory Animals. The company is a registered charity and is obliged to apply all its resources to the advancement of public education in laboratory animal science, technology and welfare. Laboratory Animals Ltd also produces a range of other publications on subjects considered to be of interest and use to those professionally engaged in laboratory animal science, and to other scientists, advisors and suppliers.
LAVA deals with the veterinary care and all aspects of the welfare of laboratory animals. It helps to ensure that vets are properly equipped to look after experimental animals.
The NC3Rs brings together stakeholders in the 3Rs in academia, industry, government and animal welfare organisations to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas, and the translation of research findings into practice that will benefit both animals and science. The Centre funds high-quality 3Rs research, organises workshops and symposia to disseminate and advance the 3Rs, and develops 3Rs information resources and guidelines.
Laboratory animals are used for many different purposes in research and testing, and each area of use raises specific ethical, welfare and scientific issues. The RSPCA adopts a constructive and practical approach, judging every issue individually, critically questioning the necessity and justification for animal use and striving to reduce the conflict between animals and science wherever possible.
The Society of Biology's vision is to represent all who are committed to biology in academia, industry, education and research; to facilitate the promotion and translation of advances in biological science for national and international benefit, and to engage and encourage public interest in the life sciences. We are the leading professional body representing many of the learned societies and other organisations making up the diverse landscape of the biological sciences, as well as thousands of individuals. Members include practising scientists, students at all levels, professionals in academia, industry and education, and non-professionals with an interest in biology. With an effective membership of over 80,000, we are uniquely placed to represent the wider bioscience community and serve the public interest. We are committed to ensuring that we provide Government and other policy makers - including funders of biological education and research with a distinct point of access to authoritative, independent, and evidence-based opinion, representative of the widest range of bioscience disciplines. We promote biology as a subject of choice to students in schools, colleges and universities. We support and recognise excellence in biology teaching; champion a biology curriculum that challenges students and encourages their passion for biology; support young scientists through higher education, and provide career guidance at all levels. The Society of Biology is a charity (Charity No. 277981), and is incorporated by Royal Charter
The public debate on animal research sometimes gets so heated that the facts can be overlooked. How many animals are used in research every year? Do people know that most of them are mice or rats? Why are animals genetically modified? How is animal research regulated? How are the animals cared for? What actually happens to research animals? How does the use of animals in research and testing compare with other uses of animals by society? In our About Research section, we aim to answer all these questions.
UFAW is an internationally recognised, independent, scientific and educational animal welfare charity cncerned with improving knowledge and understanding of animals' needs in order to promote high standards of welfare for farm, companion, laboratory, captive wild animals and thosw with which we interact in the wild.