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

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

Academy of Medical Sciences

Agenda Resource Management

Allentown Europe

Anatomical Society

Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care

Association of Medical Research Charities

Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry


Babraham Institute


Biochemical Society


BioIndustry Association

Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd

Bioscientific Events

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

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

Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response

Charles River Laboratories

Covance Laboratories Ltd


Eisai Europe Ltd


Francis Crick Institute

Genetic Alliance UK


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

Lilly UK

Marshall BioResources

Medical Research Council

Merck Sharp & Dohme UK Ltd

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

National Institute for Biological Standards & Control

Newcastle University

Novartis International AG

Nutrition Society

Pfizer Global Research and Development

Physiological Society

Pirbright Institute

Plymouth University


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

Sequani Ltd

Society for Endocrinology

St George's University of London


The Cube

Unite the Union

University College London

University of Aston

University of Bath

University of Birmingham

University of Bradford

University of Bristol

University of Cambridge

University of Edinburgh

University of Exeter

University of Glasgow

University of Kent

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 Southampton

University of Strathclyde

University of Surrey


Wellcome Trust

Wickham Laboratories Ltd

William Harvey Research Foundation