Communications & media
2019 Openness Awards and Paget Lecture
4th December 2019
On Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, UAR hosted the sixth annual Openness Awards and 83rd Stephen Paget Memorial Lecture at the Royal College of Physicians in London.
Introducing the 2019 Paget Lecturer, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell
29th November 2019
Join us on 3 December at 6pm for a live stream of the 2019 Openness Awards and Paget Lecture where Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell will be presenting her lecture ‘a stroke of bad luck’.
Northern Ireland Animal Research Numbers, 2018
11th November 2019
A report from the Department of Health in Northern Ireland shows that 28,790 procedures were carried out on animals in 2018.
Bats Bad Rep
31st October 2019
Why do bats have such a bad reputation?
2019 Nobel Prize: sensing and adapting to oxygen
7th October 2019
The 2019 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine has been awarded to William G. Kaelin Jr. , Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza “for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability”.
Our Favourite Posts From the Last 10 Years
26th July 2019
This is the fifth article in our 2019 series reviewing achievements during the first ten years of UAR. Richard Scrase, Head on Online Communication, looks back at some of UAR's favourite outputs.
Animal Research Numbers in 2018
18th July 2019
Latest figures show fewer animals used in research in 2018. Number of procedures on animals has decreased by 7% to 3.52 million. Mice, fish, rats, and birds account for over 97% of all procedures.
Top Ten Organisations for Animal Research in 2018 Announced
18th July 2019
Ten organisations account for nearly half of all animal research in Great Britain. Universities are among the largest users of animals in research in Great Britain. All ten organisations have signed up to Concordat on Openness on Animal Research in the UK.
Celebrities impact public view of animal research
19th June 2019
A recent trend amongst some well-known celebrities has been the spread of pseudoscience and anti-animal research sentiments on social media.
Reddit AMA with Frances Wiseman
28th May 2019
Understanding Animal Research hosted a Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’ (AMA) with Dr Frances Wiseman from UCL to mark Dementia Awareness Week. Dr Wiseman is a senior research fellow at UCL’s Institute of Neurology and her research focuses on the early onset of dementia in people who have Down syndrome.
Creating the European Animal Research Association
28th May 2019
This is the fourth article in our 2019 series reviewing achievements during the first ten years of UAR. Wendy Jarrett, Chief Executive, looks back at how we set up the European Animal Research Association (EARA).
Leaders in Openness 2019 - 2022 Announced
23rd May 2019
The Leaders in Openness award will recognise those organisations who commit considerable resource and energy to following best practice, embedding openness within their organisations, and making the aims of the Concordat a reality.
Highlighting the role of vets in research
8th April 2019
Bella Williams, Head of Engagement, talks about her project to highlight the role vets play during scientific research with animals.
Tuberculosis in Zebrafish
22nd March 2019
TB in zebrafish give insight into how TB develops in humans
Why we need female mice in drug trials
8th March 2019
Using mainly male mice in drug trials can be problem for women health.