Animal Research at Nottingham
Research involving animals has made, and continues to make a vital contribution to understanding, treating and curing many major 21st century health problems, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes and mental illness. New methods have enabled scientists and medical researchers to reduce work involving animals, but some animal studies must continue for further progress in science and medicine.
Research programmes at the University of Nottingham are of the highest quality and only use animals when there are no alternatives. This research is carried out using specialised facilities and expertise. The excellent culture of care is underpinned by a commitment to the principles of the 3R's.
Researchers working with animals at the University of Nottingham must meet the high ethical standards and adhere to strict legislation that safeguards animal welfare in the UK.
The full University of Nottingham Policy on the use of animals in research can be viewed on our policy page.
Updates from the Home Office
The government response to the pulic consultation on the options for trasnposition of the EU Directiver 2010/63 have been published.
The transposition is currently taking place . Further details can be found on the Home Office Website.
The Animals and Scientific Procedures and Inspectorate Division 2011 annual report has now been published.
The full report of 2011 statistics on scientific procedures on living animals is now available.
For people with an interest in the use of animals in scientific research and testing electronic versions of the Animal (Scientific Procedures) Act newsletters are now available.
These are all available to view on the Home Office Website.
Animal Research in the Media
Scientists at The University of Nottingham have brought cancer cells back under normal control — by reactivating their cancer suppressor genes using Axolotl oocyte extract. The discovery could form a powerful new technology platform for the treatment of cancer of the breast and other cancers...