Links and website statements

Here are links to the websites of key organisations involved in animal research, laboratory animal welfare, regulation and general debate about the issues.

Suggestions for other links are welcome; please contact us.

Discussion forum

Animal Testing Perspectives

The Boyd Group

Organisations explaining the need for animals in research - an international collaboration of scientists

American Physiological Society

Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry

Association of Medical Research Charities

Americans for Medical Progress


Djurforsok - information about animal research in Sweden

EFPIA Animal Research for Life

European Animal Research Association

European Biomedical Research Association (EBRA)

Foundation for Biomedical Research


Speaking of Research

States United for Biomedical Research


Government Departments and Advisors

Animal Procedures Committee

Animals (Scientific Procedures) Inspectorate

The Home Office

US Department of Agriculture

Organisations working on the 3Rs

Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC)

Australia and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Testing (ANZCCART)

Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT)

National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs)

European Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods (ECVAM)

Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments (FRAME)

Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM)

Lab Animal

Laboratory Animals Veterinary Association (LAVA)

Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA)

Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW)

Laboratory animal science and technology organisations

American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS)

Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations (FELASA)

Institute of Animal Technology (IAT)

Laboratory Animal Science Association (LASA)


Website statements

Over 100 leading UK research organisations have web statements backing the ethical use of animals in medical research. While some have had such statements for a long time, many have been made in the last few years.

This represents a dramatic increase in openness about the issue and demonstrates a new-found determination to counter irrationality and violence with facts and arguments.


Action Medical Research

Alzheimer's Research Trust

Alzheimer's Society

Asthma UK

Breakthrough Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Campaign

British Heart Foundation

Cancer Research UK

Deafness Research UK


Diabetes UK

Help the Aged

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Kidney Research UK

Meningitis Research Foundation

Multiple Sclerosis Society

Muscular Dystrophy Campaign

Parkinson's Disease Society


The Stroke Association

Wellcome Trust



Aptuit (Edinburgh)


Baxter UK


Bristol-Myers Squibb

Charles River Laboratories


DuPont UK

GE Healthcare

Genzyme UK

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)


Huntingdon Life Sciences

Merck, Sharp and Dohme


Novo Nordisk

Proctor & Gamble

Reckitt Benckiser plc




Shire plc



The Babraham Institute

Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science

Institute of Animal Technology

Institute of Food Research (IFR)

National Institute for Medical Research

Roslin Institute (RI)

Veterinary Laboratories Agency


Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour

British Pharmacological Society

British Society for Animal Science

British Society for Immunology

British Veterinary Association

Laboratory Animal Veterinary Association

Laboratory Animals Science Association

Royal Society

Society for Endocrinology

Society of Toxicology

St George's Hospital Medical School

Umbrella organisations

Association of Medical Research Charities

Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry

BioIndustry Association

Council of Heads of Medical Schools

European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA)

In Vitro Testing Industrial Platform (VTIP)

International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS)

Laboratory Animals Breeders Association of Great Britain

World Medical Association


City University

Imperial College London

Open University

Queen Mary, University of London

Sheffield Hallam University

University College London

University of Birmingham

University of Cambridge

University of Cardiff

University of Dundee

University of Durham

University of Edinburgh

University of Glasgow

University of Leeds

University of Leicester

University of Liverpool

University of Manchester

University of Newcastle upon Tyne

University of Nottingham

University of Oxford

University of Portsmouth

University of Sheffield

University of Southampton

University of St Andrews

University of Strathclyde

University of Wales, Aberystwyth

University of York


Animal Procedures Committee

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)

Boyd Group

Course finder (Australia)

Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

Department of Health

Home Office

Medical Research Council

National Centre for the 3Rs

Nuffield Council on Bioethics


Universities Federation for Animal Welfare

Open Colleges Animal Care Courses (Australia)