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).
EU directive on animal research becomes law
23rd September 2010
Yesterday the President of the European Parliament, and the Belgian State Secretary (representing the EU countries) put pen to paper and signed the new EU Directive 8869/10 in the use of animals in scientific research.
Support for research that uses animals containing human material
17th September 2010
The public broadly supports research on animals containing human material, according to an Ipsos Mori survey of 1,042 people.
European parliament votes on animal research directive
8th September 2010
Today the European Parliament agreed on the final text of the new Directive concerning the use of animals in research.
Genetically altered animals overtake normal animals in UK research
27th July 2010
The UK government announced this morning that the number of animal procedures in 2009 fell by 1% compared with the previous year.
UK Bioscience Sector outlines principles for implementing new Directive
2nd July 2010
The UK Bioscience Sector has produced a set of principles for the implementation and transposition of the revised EU Directive concerning the use of animals in research.
A guide for UK institutions on the new EU Directive
23rd June 2010
The revised European Directive on animal research (EU8869/10) should be formally 'adopted' in Europe during summer 2010.
UK government minister to discuss animal research policy
16th June 2010
The Home Office minister with responsibility for animal research, Lynne Featherstone, has agreed to meet the bioscience sector to discuss policy issues.
RSPCA and LASA produce new guidelines
27th May 2010
Ethical Review Process (ERP) bodies within animal research institutions now have the tools to "develop more efficient and effective processes".
Council agrees stricter rules for animal experimentation
13th May 2010
The European Council of Ministers has announced agreement on the draft Directive for the Protection of Animals used for Scientific Purposes.
Parties outline their stances on animal research
21st April 2010
As the election manifestos from the political parties have been published, we have been having a look to see what they have to say about animal research.
Tribunal rules in favour of UK University in FOI case
21st April 2010
A Freedom of Information (FOI) request made nearly three years ago has reached its conclusion, at least for now, with a ruling by the Information Tribunal.
Agreement on European regulation
8th April 2010
The European Parliament and Council representatives have reached an agreement on the final details of the revisions made to Directive 86/609/EEC on animal experimentation.
FoI and lessons for records management
16th March 2010
Freedom of Information (FoI) requests have recently been in the news, as many UK Universities have received a request for information from Luke Steele, an animal rights activist based in Yorkshire.
House of Lords debate revision of EU regulations
12th February 2010
On Wednesday, the House of Lords ‘took note' of a committee report into the revision of the EU Directive on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes