Membership and funding

What we do

Understanding Animal Research provides information and educational materials based on research and an understanding of the historical and scientific facts.

Understanding Animal Research seeks to engage with and inform many sectors to bring about its vision. Key stakeholders include members of the public, the media, policy makers, schools and the scientific research community.

Legal and Financial Information

Our latest annual report and our current constitution are available to download from the links at the bottom of this page.

How to join Understanding Animal Research

Our members are drawn from various sectors including academic, pharmaceutical, charities, research funders, professional and learned societies. Individuals can also become supporters of UAR.

Organisations who wish to join Understanding Animal Research should email for further information.

You can follow our work and receive regular updates by signing up to our monthly e-newsletter.

Help UAR support researchers and stand up for science

As a supporter you can help to fund our activities and become part of a wider community of citizens, scientists, technicians and patients who see the current need for research on animals. If you want to take an active role in showing why we use animals in research, then being a supporter is for you. Please see how here.


More than 140 organisations fund and support Understanding Animal Research's work through subscriptions and project work. Our latest accounts can be seen here.

We 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 

Agenda group

Alzheimer’s Research UK


Anatomical Society



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


Cystic Fibrosis Trust


Durham University

Eisai Europe 





Francis Crick Institute 

Genetic Alliance UK 

Glass Eels


Harper Adams University

Horserace Betting Levy Board 

Humanimal Trust


Imperial College London

Institute for Cancer Research

IPS Product Supplies 

Janvier Labs

Kidscan Children's Cancer Research

Kings College London 




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 

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 

S3 Science

Sanger Institute


Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service


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