Information tribunal rules for both sides
15th November 2011
As anyone who reads it will see, a recent (11 November) Freedom of Information ruling falls some way short of the 'landmark decision' claimed by BUAV.
Lords again affirm support for animal research
25th October 2011
Several peers confirmed their belief in the need for animal research in biomedical research, during a debate in the House of Lords yesterday (24 October 2011).
Lords affirm support for animal research
5th October 2011
Members of the House of Lords on Tuesday affirmed their support for 'proper and appropriate' use of animals in medical research.
UK Bioscience Coalition position on the European Directive on animal research
24th September 2011
Animal research is vitally important in science and medicine.
Coalition pledge on household product testing
27th July 2011
This month’s awaited pledge by the coalition government to end household product testing on animals has been welcomed by the UK research community.
UK research using monkeys 'outstanding'
27th July 2011
A report published today, called Review of research using non-human primates, recommends that scientific research on monkeys should continue in the UK, subject to rigorous safeguards.
Animals containing human material
22nd July 2011
What are 'animals containing human material' (ACHM) and why the sudden interest in them?
UK animal procedures up by 3% in 2010
13th July 2011
The UK Home Office has released figures showing that the number of research procedures using animals last year increased by 3% to just over 3.7 million.
New regulations will boost good science, promote animal welfare
13th June 2011
New animal research regulations from Europe will enhance the welfare of animals, facilitate modern science and cut through excessive red tape.
European medical science group states position on new law
25th February 2011
The medical science group within the European Science Forum (ESF-EMRC) has produced a position paper on the new Directive on the Protection of Animals used for Scientific Procedures.
World-leading research institute gets go-ahead
20th December 2010
We are pleased to report that planning permission was granted last week for a new world-leading biomedical research institute in London.
Freedom of Information - judgement on confidentiality clause at a university
16th December 2010
Recently, a tribunal ruled that under the Freedom of Information Act a university can be said to 'hold' project licences (irrespective of how they are actually stored at the university) and that section 24 of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (ASPA) would not prevent disclosure of information from the project licences.
Infiltration: most allegations unfounded
30th November 2010
Understanding Animal Research today (Tuesday 30 November) welcomed a report from the Home Office addressing claims by an animal rights group about animal research and testing at a UK facility in 2009.
New European law marks dawn of a new era
26th November 2010
The new European Directive 2010/63/EU on animal experimentation has been finalised.
European statistics on animal research released
8th October 2010
The overall number of animals used in research across European member states does not seem to have changed much since 2005, standing at just above 12 million in 2008 (a decrease of 116,561 since 2005).