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What does the increase in numbers of animals used in research mean?

July 10, 2012 by


The latest figures show a slight rise in the number of animals being used for research.

Home Office responds to consultation on updating animal research regulation

May 17, 2012 by


The Home Office has responded to the consultation on updating UK regulations governing animal research.

The home office’s plan to update UK law on research using animals

March 28, 2012 by


There was a debate in the House of Commons yesterday about the update of UK law governing research using animals. It was an opportunity for the government to outline some of their plans.

Big names in The Times voicing concerns over changes to immigration

November 11, 2011 by


There is a letter in the Times today with a very impressive list of signatories including Sir Mark Walport – Director of the Wellcome Trust, Martin Rees – former president of the Royal Society, and AMRC’s very own chair, Lord Willis voicing concerns that placing restrictions on the right of migrants to settle in the […]

What’s in the Academy of Medical Sciences’ report on animals containing human material?

July 25, 2011 by


By Laura Boothman and Catherine Luckin, policy officers at the Academy of Medical Sciences As the UK government considers how it will transpose the EU Animals Directive, the Academy of Medical Sciences has published a report considering the use of animals containing human material (ACHM) in biomedical research, which recommends that a national expert body […]

Government action to reduce the use of animal in scientific research

July 18, 2011 by


In the agreement the coalition government made when they formed, they pledged to reduce the use of animals in scientific research. Today, they have launched a new programme led by the UK National Centre for Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) to start work on this. Background In the coalition agreement, the […]