Review of research regulations
3rd February 2010
This month has seen publication of the long-awaited Hampton Implementation Review Report for the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Division and Inspectorate.
Lords take balanced approach but concerns remain
12th November 2009
Understanding Animal Research welcomes the report published this week by the House of Lords EU Committee.
Loose laws and bad judgements
27th October 2009
Weighing up the cost to animals and the potential benefit of any particular research program is no simple task.
UK Bioscience submits supplementary evidence to the House of Lords European Union Committee Inquiry
25th September 2009
The UK Bioscience sector prepared a submission of supplementary evidence to the House of Lords European Union Committee, Sub –Committee D (Environment and Agriculture) on the revision of Directive 86/609.
What do they know?
22nd July 2009
We recently became aware of a new website that can be used to make Freedom of Information requests and acts as an archive for all information received.
More research means more animals
21st July 2009
The 2008 figures for use of animals in UK research were released today by the Home Office.
UK bioscience sector publishes detailed response on European regulation
16th July 2009
A dozen organisations representing UK bioscience have published their answers, many of them detailed, to 72 questions posed by the UK Home Office.
UK bioscience sector submits evidence to Lords
5th June 2009
The House of Lords European Union Committee, Sub-Committee D (Environment and Agriculture) has begun to take oral evidence on the revision of the European Directive on animal experimentation
MEPs support Agriculture committee report
7th May 2009
On Tuesday 5 May, MEPs in the European Parliament held a plenary session in which they voted on the first reading of a proposed revised Directive on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes (the earlier Directive was EU 86/609).
Remember the Patients
27th April 2009
Within the next two weeks MEPs will vote on new European regulations governing medical research using animals across Europe.
UK bioscience sector Declaration of Support
22nd April 2009
Eleven leading organisations representing the UK bioscience sector have issued a Declaration of Support for a raft of amendments to European regulation of animal research.
UK scientists urge MEPs to support Agriculture Committee report
16th April 2009
Early in May the full European Parliament votes on the revised Directive on animal experiments.
MEP Committee sanctions better legal protection for research animals
1st April 2009
he Agriculture committee in the European Parliament yesterday voted to pass a report on the revision of EU Directive 86/609 on the protection of animals used in scientific research.
Bioscience sector urges MEPs to safeguard research
25th March 2009
Nine key UK bioscience organisations have signed a Declaration of Concern about revision of EU Directive 86/609, urging MEPs to take a balanced view on revision of European regulation of animal research.
EU proposals endanger HIV research
5th March 2009
Researchers have identified a cheap, commonly-used compound that, applied vaginally, can stop monkeys being infected with a monkey...