UK Regulations: How do you get a licence to carry out animal research?

There are three levels of licensing required before a procedure can take place in the UK. The project, the individual and the institution must all have licenses from the Home Office. This post aims to discuss the process of getting a personal licence in the UK and is written by Peter Wright a PhD student … Continue reading UK Regulations: How do you get a licence to carry out animal research?

Speaking of Research welcomes 2011 UK statistics for animal use in scientific research

The UK Home Office has released the animal research statistics for 2011, which show a 2% increase overall in procedures¬†compared to 2010 figures. A summary of the report is available here, while the full report can be downloaded here.¬†¬†Once again basic research and breeding of GM animals accounted for the lions share - 88% - … Continue reading Speaking of Research welcomes 2011 UK statistics for animal use in scientific research