Animal Research Statements

This page provides links to the policy statements or public web pages on animal research for 317 institutions (and counting). Use Ctrl+F to search for your institution.

The list is incomplete, if your institution has a page but is not listed, please use the form below to inform us about it (please provide a link to the animal research page, not to the main page of the website). Alternatively, contact us by email. We will only add pages we see as public-facing and which have some form of policy statement on the use of animals in research.

If your institution has not got a position statement on the use of animals, we encourage you to write one and recommend our article “What makes a good animal research statement?” to support this process.

Grading System:
Position/policy statement: Does the website contain an institutional position statement on the use of animals in research. This is a minimum requirement to appear on the list at all.
More Information: Does the website contain additional information on a number of aspects of its animal research, such as animal welfare, regulations, types of research etc.? (✓)
Extensive Information: Does the website provide extensive additional information, addressing commonly asked questions and specific information about the institution’s animal research programmes? (✓)
Case Studies: Does the institution have at least two case studies which explain how their researchers use, or have used, animals for scientific, medical or veterinary purposes? Case studies should be easily accessible from the animal research page(s). (✓)
Images / Videos: Does the website contain at least two images of animals from its own facilities, or any videos showing animals in its research?  (✓)

These criteria have been applied as fairly as possible however, not all institutions neatly fit into our grading system (for example some advocacy institutions do not conduct their own research, so general case studies have been accepted).

Important: While it may seem that those institutions without any/many ticks not doing a good job of discussing their animal research online, they are doing infinitely better than the hundreds of institutions which do not discuss their animal research on their website at all. We congratulate each and every institution that puts up any statement which clearly explains why they conduct animal studies.

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Institution’s Statement More Info? Extensive Info? Case Studies? Image/ Video?
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
University of Adelaide
University of Queensland
University of Sydney
University of Tasmania
University of Western Australia
Victoria University


Institution’s Statement More Info? Extensive Info? Case Studies? Image/ Video?
Ghent University
KU Leuven (NE)
Université de Liége (FR)


Institution’s Statement More Info? Extensive Info? Case Studies? Image/ Video?
McGill University
University of British Columbia
University of Guelph
University of Ottawa
University of Toronto
University of Waterloo


Institution’s Statement More Info? Extensive Info? Case Studies? Image/ Video?
Aalborg University
Aarhus University
Novo Nordisk


Institution’s Statement More Info? Extensive Info? Case Studies? Image/ Video?
Center for Integrative Neuroscience – Tübingen  ✓
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) (DE)
Deutches Primatenzentrum (DPZ)  (DE) (EN)
German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research  ✓
Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology
Max-Delbruck Centrum for Molecular Medicine (DE)
Max Planck Society
Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics – Tübingen  ✓
Max Plank Institute for Molecular Genetics  ✓  ✓
Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology – München  ✓
University of Tübingen (DE)


Institution’s Statement More Info? Extensive Info? Case Studies? Image/ Video?
Trinity College Dublin
University College Dublin (UCD)
University of Limerick


Institution’s Statement More Info? Extensive Info? Case Studies? Image/ Video?
Biomedical Primate Research Centre (BPRC)
Farm Research Animal Health
Maastrcht University
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment
Radboud UMC (NL)
Universiteit Leiden (NL)
University of Gronigen
Universiteit Utrecht (NL) (EN)
VU University Medical Center Amsterdam


Institution’s Statement More Info? Extensive Info? Case Studies? Image/ Video?
Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience (ES)
Centro Andaluz de Biología Molecular & Medicine Regenerativa (CABIMER) (ES)
Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG)
Centro de Investigaciones Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Raras (CIBERER) (ES)
Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas Medioambientales y Technólogicas (CIEMAT) (ES)
Centro de Medicina Regenerativa de Barcelona (CMRB) (ES)
Centro Nacional de Biotechnologiá (CNB) (ES)
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC) (ES)
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO) (ES)
Consejo Superior De Investigaciones Cientifícas (CSIC) (ES)
Estación Biológica Doñana (ES)
Instituto Aragonés de Ciencias de la Salud (ES)
Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas (IIM) (ES/EN)
Instituto de Salad Carlos III (ISCIII) (ES)
Universidad de León (ES)


Institution’s Statement More Info? Extensive Info? Case Studies? Image/ Video?
Jordbruks Verket / Swedish Board of Agriculture (SE)
Karolinska Institute
Lunds Universitet (SE)


Institution’s Statement More Info? Extensive Info Case Studies? Image/ Video?
ETH Zurich
Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (of Switzerland)
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
University of Zurich

United Kingdom

Institution’s Statement More Info? Extensive Info? Case Studies? Image/ Video?
Aberystywyth University
Academy of Medical Sciences
Action for A-T
Action Medical Research for Children
Against Breast Cancer
Agenda Resource Management
Alzheimer’s Research UK  ✓  ✓
Alzheimer’s Society
Animal Health Trust
Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA)
Arthritis Research UK
Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI)
Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)  ✓
Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC)
Asthma UK
Babraham Institute  ✓  ✓
Barclays Bank
Biochemical Society
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
Bone Cancer Research Trust
British Andrology Society
British Association for Psychopharmacology
British Heart Foundation
British Pharmacological Society
British Society for Immunology
British Toxicology Society (BTS)
Brunel University
Cancer Research UK
Cardiff University
Cystic Fibrosis Trust
Diabetes UK
Durham University
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Epilepsy Research UK
The Francis Crick Institute
Imperial College London
Institute of Animal Technology
Institute of Cancer Research
John Innes Centre
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
King’s College London (KCL)
Laboratory Animal Breeders Association of Great Britain (LABA)
Laboratory Animal Science Association
Laboratory Animals Veterinary Association (LAVA)
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Medical Research Council (MRC)
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Medical Schools Council
Meningitis Now
Meningitis Research Foundation
Microbiology Society
Motor Neurone Disease Association
Myeloma UK
National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement & Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs)
Newcastle University
The Open University
Ovarian Cancer Action
Parkinson’s UK
Pancreatic Cancer Action
Pancreatic Cancer UK
The Physiological Society
The Pirbright Institute
Plymouth University
Prostate Cancer UK
Queen Mary, University of London
Queen’s University Belfast
Robert Gordon University Aberdeen
Rothamsted Research
The Royal Society
The Royal Society of Biology
Royal Veterinary College
S3 Life Sciences
The Sanger Institute (Wellcome Trust)
Society for Endocrinology
Target Ovarian Cancer
St George’s, University of London
Stroke Association
UK BioIndustry Association
The UK Government (Home Office)
Ulster University
Understanding Animal Research
University College London (UCL)
University of Aberdeen
University of Bath
University of Birmingham
University of Bradford
University of Bristol
University of Cambridge  ✓
University of Dundee
University of Edinburgh
University of Essex
University of Exeter
University of Glasgow
University of Hull
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 Warwick
University of York
The Urology Foundation (TUF)
Veterinary Schools Council
The Wellcome Trust
Wickham Laboratories

United States

Institution’s Statement More Info? Extensive Info? Case Studies? Image/ Video?
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Alpha Genesis
Alzheimer’s Association
American Brain Coalition
American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)
American Heart Association
American Lung Association
American Physiological Society (APS)
American University
American Veterinary Medical Association
Americans for Medical Progress (AMP)
Arizona State University
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
Association of American Universities (AAU)
Baylor College of Medicine
Boston University
Brookhaven National Laboratory (DOE)
California Institute of Technology (CalTech)
California National Primate Research Center
Carnegie Mellon University
Center of Disease Control (CDC)
Colorado State University
Columbia University
Dartmouth College
Duke University
DuMond Conservancy
Eastern Illinois University
Emory University
Federation of American Societies For Experimental Biology (FASEB)
Florida Atlantic University
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR)
Franklin & Marshall College
Georgia Tech
Harvard University
Illinois State University
Jackson Laboratories
Johns Hopkins University
Lemur Conservation Foundation
Louisiana State University
Marshall University
Michigan State University
Molecular Diagnostic Services
Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium
MPI Research
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
National Animal Interests Alliance
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Kidney Foundation
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
National Primate Research Centers
Northern Illinois University
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Oregon Health And Science University
Princeton University
Rockland antibodies & Essays
Society for Neuroscience
Southwest National Primate Research Center (SNPRC)
Stanford University
Stanford University School of Medicine
State University New York Stony Brook
State University of New York At Buffalo
Summit Ridge Farms
Thomas Jefferson University
Troy University
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Tulane National Primate Research Center
Tulane University
University of California Berkeley (UCB)
University of California Davis (UCD)
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
University of California San Francisco
University of Colorado Denver
University of Delaware
University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Iowa
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Rochester
University of South Florida
University of Southern California
University of Tennessee Chattanooga
University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
University of Utah
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Wyoming
Utah State University
Department of Veteran’s Administration (VA)
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCA)
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Washington University
Weber State University
West Virginia University
Yale University
Yerkes National Primate Research Centre


Institution’s Statement More Info? Extensive Info? Case Studies? Image/ Video?
AstraZeneca (p8)
Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS)
Charles River Laboratories
Eisai Inc (p15)
European Animal Research Association (EARA)
European Commission: CORDIS
Du Pont
Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS)
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
International Brain Research Organisations (IBRO)
Johnson & Johnson (J&J)
Speaking of Research
World Medical Association
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