Supporting statements

British Association for Psychopharmacology

BAP has always been committed to education in psychopharmacology research, which necessarily involves the humane use of animals. Supporting training and funding in this area is part of our core remit. We are pleased to endorse this animal research curriculum for undergraduates which highlights the knowledge, skills and attributes the BAP seeks to instil through its education initiatives for preclinical psychopharmacology research

Charles River

Charles River is proud to be a supporter of the British Pharmacological Society’s initiative for supporting in vivo education, training and research in higher education.  We are pleased to endorse the contents of the “Curriculum for the Use of Research Animals,” which develop pharmacological students’ skills of data interpretation, critical thinking and respectful attitudes and understanding towards the fundamental science behind in vivo experiments.

As an established leader in both online and classroom training for research animal science, we are excited to explore how our unique perspective can aid the interpretation and implementation of the curriculum supporting the science of pharmacology and ethical animal use.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guides us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. 

Animal research is essential to our understanding of disease progression and biological mechanisms as well as drug safety and efficacy. The principles of the 3Rs (Replacement, Reduction, and Refinement) are central to our Humane Care Initiative at Charles River. Our Humane Care Initiative includes establishing industry best practices and providing education and training to heighten awareness of the importance of humane care, fostering animal welfare worldwide.

King's College London

We are delighted to add our endorsement to this curriculum that provides an invaluable framework of support to universities involved in educating students in disciplines that utilise research animals. The collaborative approach taken in the production of the curriculum has ensured that it is academically robust and meets the needs of stakeholders, most importantly students; whilst at the same time being pragmatic about the differential constraints placed on universities as reflected in the “core” and “experiential” components.

Royal Veterinary College

It is very important for UK science for us to train biological scientists with the skills and knowledge to use animals in scientific research in an appropriate way, such that they can design meaningful experiments that use the right numbers of animals and can apply approaches that lead to reduced animal use and improve their welfare. The British Pharmacological Society curriculum provides a helpful framework for institutions to provide this vital skills training.

University College London

It is a pleasure to add our endorsement to this curriculum that gives universities a valuable framework of reference when considering the education of students in disciplines that are partly dependent on information obtained from research animals. The curriculum represents well the evolving nature of understanding and ethical consideration that appropriately inform student learning on this topic, while recognising via 'core' and 'experiential' components the varying needs of those who may access the curriculum from medical schools and veterinary schools to biomedical research institutions.

Understanding Animal Research

UAR is delighted to support a curriculum that will thoroughly prepare students not only to understand and apply best practice in animal research - with proper consideration of harms as well as benefits -  but to deeply consider the ethical issues that surround this complex subject, including their own personal boundaries and feelings. We think the curriculum can make a major contribution to the culture of care that should be at the heart of all animal research.