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121 UK organisations have signed the Concordat on Openness on Animal Research

Universities, charities, commercial companies, research councils, umbrella bodies and learned societies have all committed to help the public understand more about animal research.

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    • Openness around animals in research statistics On 20 November 2018, the ten universities which conducted the most animal procedures in the UK during 2017 publicised their figures. They collectively conducted a third of all UK animal research that year, completing a combined total of 1.32 million procedures. Over …

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    • On Monday, 3rd December 2018, UAR hosted the fifth annual Openness Awards and 82nd Stephen Paget Memorial Lecture at the Royal College of Physicians in London. Dr John Landers presented the Internal or Sector Engagement Award to GSK for developing a live and interactive virtual lab tour for its employees. …

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    • The Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (ASPA) is a piece of enabling legislation that allows researchers to carry out scientific experiments and tests using animals that may cause them pain, suffering, distress or lasting harm, which would otherwise be a breach of the Animal Welfare Act …

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    • New signatories This year we have welcomed the MHRA, Swansea University, University of Brighton, PTEN Research, and University of Hertfordshire as Concordat signatories, bringing the total number to 121. Manchester’s virtual lab tour This year the University of Manchester created a virtual tour of its animal unit. With eleven rooms and sixteen videos, …

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