Membership and funding

Legal and Financial Information

Understanding Animal Research is a not-for-profit company supported by our members (listed below). We our supervised by a board and our annual general meeting. Accounts are presented annually at the AGM. Copies of our accounts and minutes of the AGM are available from our resources section. You can also find a copy of our constitution there.

How to join Understanding Animal Research

Currently, we have over 140 members drawn from various sectors including academic, pharmaceutical, charities, research funders, professional and learned societies. If you represent an organisation who wishes to join Understanding Animal Research please email us for further information. Meanwhile, you can follow our work and receive regular updates by signing up to our monthly e-newsletter.

We do have members from four continents, but we do not have members that only operate in mainland Europe, as they are supported by our sister organisation the European Animal Research Association. Please contact EARA if you are interested in joining them.

Our Supporters

AAALAC International 

Aberystwyth University

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges 

Academy of Medical Sciences


Alzheimer’s Research UK

Anatomical Society

Animal and Plant Health Agency

Animal Technician Development Programme


Association of Medical Research Charities

Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry

Asthma UK

Aston University


Avidity Science

Babraham Institute 


Biochemical Society


BioIndustry Association 

Biomedical Research Education Trust

Blood Cancer UK

British Association for Psychopharmacology 

British Heart Foundation

British Horseracing Authority

British Neuroscience Association

British Pharmacological Society

British Society for Cell Biology 

British Society for Immunology 

British Toxicology Society 

Brunel University

Cancer Research UK 

Cardiff University 

CC Tech 


Charles River Laboratories 

Children with Cancer UK

Compass Pathways


Cystic Fibrosis Trust


Durham University

Eisai Europe 





Francis Crick Institute 

Genetic Alliance UK 

Glass Eels

Griffin Institute


Harper Adams University

Horserace Betting Levy Board 


Imperial College London

Institute for Cancer Research

IPS Product Supplies 

Janvier Labs

Kidscan Children's Cancer Research

Kings College London 


Lancaster University



LBS Biotechnology

Leukaemia UK


London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Marshall BioResources 

Medical Research Council 

Medical Schools Council

Microbiology Society

Ministry for Primary Industries


MND Association

Moredun Research Institute

MS Society 

National Centre for the 3Rs

National Institute for Biological Standards & Control 

Natural Environment Research Council

Newcastle University 

Nottingham Trent University 

Nutrition Society

Open University 

Ovarian Cancer Action

Pancreatic Cancer UK

Parkinson's UK 


Physiological Society 

Pirbright Institute 

Plymouth University

Porton Biopharma


PTEN Research

Public Health England 

Queen Mary University of London

Queen’s University Belfast 

Robert Gordon University 

Rothamsted Research

Royal College of Physicians 

Royal College of Surgeons 

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 

Royal Society

Royal Society of Biology 

Royal Veterinary College

Russell Group 

Sanger Institute


Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service


Society for Applied Microbiology

Society for Endocrinology 

Society for Experimental Biology

St George's, University of London 

Swansea University



UCB Pharma 




Unite the Union 

Universities UK

University of Aberdeen

University of Bath 

University of Birmingham 

University of Bradford

University of Brighton

University of Bristol 

University of Cambridge 

University of Dundee

University of East Anglia

University of Edinburgh 

University of Exeter 

University of Glasgow 

University of Hertfordshire 

University of Leeds 

University of Leicester 

University of Liverpool 

University of Manchester 

University of Nottingham 

University of Oxford 

University of Portsmouth 

University of Reading 

University of Sheffield 

University of Southampton 

University of St Andrews

University of Stirling 

University of Strathclyde 

University of Surrey 

University of Sussex 

University of Ulster

University of York


Versus Arthritis 

Veterinary Schools Council

Vet Tech Solutions


Wickham Laboratories 

William Harvey Research Foundation

Wings for Life



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