Membership and funding

How to join Understanding Animal Research

Currently we have over 110 member organisations (see below). Our members are drawn from various sectors including academic, pharmaceutical, charities, research funders, professional and learned societies.

Organisations who wish to join Understanding Animal Research should email for further information.

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Understanding Animal Research is funded by its members and through project grants. Our latest accounts can be seen here.

Our members

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

Academy of Medical Sciences

Agenda Resource Management

Anatomical Society of Great Britain & Ireland

Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care

Association of Medical Research Charities

Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry


B&K Universal

Babraham Institute

Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry

Biochemical Society

BioIndustry Association

Bioscientific Events

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Boehringer Ingelheim

British Andrology Society

British Association for Psychopharmacology

British Heart Foundation

British Horseracing Authority

British Neuroscience Association

British Pharmacological Society

British Society for Cell Biology

British Society for Immunology

British Toxicology Society

Brunel University, Department of Biological Sciences

Cancer Research UK

Cardiff University, Biology Life & Health Sciences

Charles River Laboratories

Covance Laboratories

DBER Diagnostics Scotland

Durham University

Eisai Europe

Eli Lilly

Genetic Alliance UK


Harlan Laboratories

Horserace Betting Levy Board

Huntingdon Life Sciences

Imperial College London, Central Biomedical Services

Institute for Cancer Research

Institute of Neurology

John Radcliffe Hospital, Nuffield Department of Surgery

Kings College London, Pharmaceutical Science Research Division

Kings College London, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Laboratory Animal Science Association

Laboratory Animal Veterinary Association

Medical Research Council

Merck Sharp & Dohme

National Institute for Biological Standards & Control


Newcastle University

New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries

New Zealand Veterinary Association

Nottingham Trent University

Novartis Horsham Research Centre

Novartis International AG

Nutrition Society

Open University, Department of Life Sciences


Physiological Society

Pirbright Institute

Queen Mary, University London

Queens University Belfast

Quotient Bioresearch

Reading University

Royal College of Physicians

Royal College of Surgeons

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Science Media Centre


Society of Biology

Society for Endocrinology

Society for General Microbiology

St George's University of London, Biological Research Facilities

St George's University of London, Department of Basic Medical Sciences

The Francis Crick Institute

UCB Celltech

Ulster University

University College London, Biological Services

University College London, Department of Pharmacology

University College London, Institute of Opthalmology

University College London, Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health

University College London, School of Pharmacy

University of Aberdeen, Department of Biomedical Sciences

University of Aberdeen, Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health

University of Aston, School of Life and Health Sciences

University of Bath

University of Birmingham, Department of Physiology

University of Bristol, Clinical Science at South Bristol

University of Bristol, Department of Anatomy

University of Bristol, Department of Physiology & Pharmacology

University of Bristol, School of Medical Sciences

University of Cambridge, Department of Clinical Biochemistry

University of Cambridge, Department of Physiology Development & Neuroscience

University of Dundee, College of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing

University of Leicester, Department of Cell Physiology & Pharmacology

University of Leicester, Division of Biomedical Services

University of Liverpool, Physiology Laboratory

University of Liverpool, University Clinical Departments

University of Manchester, Faculty of Life Sciences

University of Nottingham, School of Biomedical Sciences

University of Oxford, Department of Experimental Psychology

University of Oxford, Department of Physiology Anatomy & Genetics

University of Oxford, Laboratory of Physiology

University of Portsmouth

University of Sheffield, Department of Biomedical science

University of Strathclyde

University of Surrey, EBU

University of Sussex, School of Life Sciences

University of Warwick

Wellcome Trust

Wickham Laboratories

William Harvey Research Foundation

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