Animal research

University retains ‘Leader in Openness’ award for animal research

The University of Manchester has retained its status as one of the country’s top universities for openness in animal research.

Officially known as the Leader in Openness, the award is presented by Understanding animal researcha key body promoting understanding of the humane use of animals in medical, veterinary, scientific and environmental research in the UK.

Manchester has long been a pioneer in openness to the work he has done on animals including mice, rats, fish and sheep.

It was the first university to publish an up-to-date list of non-technical summaries of its licensed projects involving animals and data on the number of species used in licensed research, updated annually.

He was also among the first to publish minutes of his Animal Welfare and Ethics Committee meetings, posted a recently updated virtual tour of the unit, and was recognized as a pioneer in his work with the media.

It is also one of the few universities to publish up-to-date case studies of the results of its animal research as well as its work on downsizing, research refinement, and finding animal substitutes. in scientific research.

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