Research Using Animals
The University is committed to ensure that the highest ethical standards and standards of care and respect for animal welfare are being maintained in all research where the use of animals is essential.
These pages are designed to expand on those guidelines to give staff and students additional support and guidance on the ethical use of animals in research. You will find links to useful information resources held on external web sites and to further university guidance.
New visitors to these pages may wish to start by reading our basic overview of the legal requirements and ethical best practice on the use of animals in research.
Research at Warwick, funded by the National Centre for Replacement, Refinement and Reduction in the Use of Animals, is helping address Alzheimer’s disease.
Members of staff or research students who are engaged in or about to engage in research involving animals can get further advice on any specific questions they may have by emailing:BESCenquiries at warwick dot ac dot uk
A new guide has been produced to explain how changes to the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (APSA) brought in by the new European Directive on the protection of animals used for Scientific purposes (2010/63/EU) will affect exisiting licences. If you are a licence holder, then please read the guidance carefully.
Useful links to external information resources:
- Responsibility in the use of animals in bioscience research: expectations of the major research councils and charitable funding bodies (2008)