Openness by the numbers: Ten universities conduct one third of all UK animal research

The ten British universities which conduct the most animal research have come together to proactively publicise their exact figures to the public and media. The press release by the ten institutions was coordinated by Understanding Animal Research. It is the second time that universities have come together to publicise their numbers. Of the 46 universities … Continue reading Openness by the numbers: Ten universities conduct one third of all UK animal research

Cameras in the lab: Animal research visualised

There are many misconceptions about animal research and the welfare standards that exist in labs. Old footage and pictures, or imagery from countries with lower standards of welfare, are spread across the internet, but unless people see a lab for themselves it is hard to dissuade them of these preconceptions. The best way to show people … Continue reading Cameras in the lab: Animal research visualised

SR University Tour – 20th Oct – 4th Nov – Get Involved

Tom Holder of Speaking of Research (SR), will give presentations, participate in debates and/or meet with student groups over the course of the Monday 20th October to the Tuesday 4th November 2008. The first week (20th-25th) is likely to be spent in or around the state of California, where the issue of animal research remains … Continue reading SR University Tour – 20th Oct – 4th Nov – Get Involved

SR in Pittsburgh

A diverse audience of approximately fifty researchers, animal care technicians and medical students, both undergraduates and postgraduates, attended the Speaking of Research presentation at Pittsburgh University. From "Science for the Non-scientist, a lesson in getting your message across" (summarized in our YouTube video), to "Pro-Test: the UK experience of the animal rights issue", and finally … Continue reading SR in Pittsburgh

SR in Pittsburgh – May 27th

On Tuesday, May 27th 2008, Speaking of Research founder, Tom Holder, will be speaking at Pittsburgh University (Note to self: Pittsburgh does not rhyme with Edinburgh). The presentation will take place at: S100a, Biomedical Science Tower (map). The order of the day is: 4:00 – 4:30 pm Introductions 4:30 – 5:30 pm Seminar 5:30 – … Continue reading SR in Pittsburgh – May 27th

Washington State: Speaking to Students, Speaking of Research

Earlier today, I spoke on the Dave Ross show at 9:35am. Mp3s will be available on his website soon (listen here). We covered animal activism in the UK and USA, as well as the importance of animals in the development of modern medicine, and why scientists and students need to stand up for biomedical research. … Continue reading Washington State: Speaking to Students, Speaking of Research