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Animals in research

Animal research is essential for the development of new medicines and treatments. We support the humane use of animals in the development of new drugs.

The importance of animal research

Animal research advances our knowledge and understanding of how humans and animals work.

High quality reporting

Science works best when researchers’ reports provide enough detail to enable people to understand how experiments are undertaken.

Basel Declaration

We are a signatory of the Basel Declaration. It requires the us to provide open and transparent information about animal experiments.

Concordat on Openness

We are a signatory of the Concordat, which aims to improve discussions with the public about animal research.

ARRIVE guidelines

The ARRIVE (Animal Research: Reporting of In Vivo Experiments) guidelines are a checklist of recommendations to improve the reporting of research involving animals.