Communications & media
3Rs Prize 2013: Call for nominations
11th November 2013
The NC3Rs has called for nominations for their 3Rs prize. The annual 3Rs Prize is awarded to recognise an outstanding primary research paper reporting an original scientific or technological advance with the potential for significant impact on one or more of the 3Rs (replacement, reduction and refinement of the use of animals in research).
BBC Five Live Victoria Derbyshire wins award for MRC Harwell programme
7th November 2013
Our congratulations to Victoria Derbyshire, the BBC Radio Five Live team, and the staff at MRC Harwell for winning the Live journalism - radio category at this years international broadcasting awards.
The Concordat survey has now closed
4th November 2013
We want your opinion about the draft Concordat and hope you can take the ten minutes it takes to fill in a questionnaire.
This House would not ban all forms of animal research
23rd October 2013
The Big Animal Research Debate, an event organised by UAR and IDEA UK, took place in thirty universities last week.
The Nobel Prize winners who experimented on themselves
3rd October 2013
Although nearly 85% of Nobel Prizes in Physiology or Medicine have relied upon animal research, a few laureates have used themselves as guinea pigs.
Pro-Test Italia demonstrate in Rome
23rd September 2013
On the 19th September scientists and students gathered in Rome to support Pro-Test Italia’s second ever demonstration (read our coverage of their first rally).
2013 Nobel Prize Predictions
17th September 2013
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 2013 will be announced on 7th October
3,000 Italian Researchers say no to law limiting animal research
3rd September 2013
More than three thousand researchers have signed an open appeal to the Italian Government, requesting changes in the way the EU 2010/63 Directive on animal research is being implemented in their country.
Free iBook: Primates in Medical Research now available
27th August 2013
How do researchers work with primates? Which species do they use? What has research with primates revealed? How are the primates looked after?
World Hepatitis Day
25th July 2013
This Sunday is World Hepatitis Awareness Day, with a theme of 'This is hepatitis. Know it. Confront it.
2012 Animal Research Statistics from the Home Office
17th July 2013
The Home Office has just released the animal research statistics for 2012 which can be seen here.
Understanding Animal Research’s 2013 AGM
8th July 2013
Following the official business of the annual general meeting, UAR organised a series of workshop and presentations to showcase just some of its activities.
Inside the Dementia Lab
1st July 2013
Last week, Alzheimer’s Research UK launched a virtual lab tour that takes users all the way through the stages of research, from funding projects to clinical trials.
World Blood Donor Day
14th June 2013
Today marks World Blood Donor day, where voluntary blood donors are thanked and awareness raised about the need for blood around the world.
Pro-Test Italia demonstrate the value of animal research
4th June 2013
On Saturday 1st June 2013, Pro-Test Italia held a rally in support of the important role that animals play in biomedical research.