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.


Understanding Animal Research is funded by its members and through project grants. Our latest accounts can be seen here.

Our members

AAALAC International 

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges 

Academy of Medical Sciences 

Agenda Resource Management 

Alderley Park 

Anatomical Society 

Association of Medical Research Charities 

Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry 


Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching 

Babraham Institute 


BioIndustry Association 

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council 

British Association for Psychopharmacology 

British Heart Foundation 

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 

Covance Laboratories 


Eisai Europe 

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council 


Francis Crick Institute 

Genetic Alliance UK 

Glass Eels 


Harper Adams University 

Horserace Betting Levy Board 

Imperial College London 

Institute of Animal Technology 

Institute for Cancer Research 

IPS Product Supplies 

Kings College London 

Laboratory Animal Science Association 

Laboratory Animal Veterinary Association 

Marshall BioResources 

Medical Research Council 

Ministry for Primary Industries 

MS Society 

National Institute for Biological Standards & Control 

Natural Environment Research Council 

Newcastle University 

Nutrition Society 

Open University 

Parkinsons UK 


Physiological Society 

Pirbright Institute 


Public Health England 

Queen’s University Belfast 

Robert Gordon University 

Royal College of Physicians 

Royal College of Surgeons 

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 

Royal Society of Biology 

Russell Group 

Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service 

S3 Science 

Sanger Institute 


Society for Endocrinology 

St George's, University of London 

Swansea University 


UCB Pharma 

Unite the Union 

University College London 

University of Bath 

University of Birmingham 

University of Bristol 

University of Cambridge 

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 Stirling 

University of Strathclyde 

University of Surrey 

University of Sussex 


Versus Arthritis 

Wellcome Trust 

Wickham Laboratories 

William Harvey Research Foundation