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Responsibility in the Use of Animals In Bioscience Research

4 June 2008


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UCL scientists involved in the use of animals for bioscience research are invited to a seminar at UCL on 19 June 2008 to learn about new guidelines in this area.

Led by Dr Mark Prescott, Programme Manager at the UK's National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research, the seminar will explain the new agreement, published by five of the UK's major research funding bodies.

Under this agreement, scientists who use animals in research will have to provide extra information to funding bodies (research councils and the Wellcome Trust initially) to demonstrate that they are not using more than the necessary minimum. They will also be required to ensure that the welfare standards of any overseas research partners comply with the principles of UK legislation.

Hosted by UCL and NHS Partners Health Science Research Deanery, the seminar will take place in the Darwin Lecture Theatre from 12.30-1.30pm on 19 June. All are welcome to attend, with no need to book. Contact Jacob Sweiry with any further questions.

UCL's central press office produces press packs explaining UCL's animal research policy, which can help researchers to explain the university's stance to the public and the media. For more information on these, contact your relevant press officer via the UCL Media Relations website.

For details on the new guidelines, and a link to UCL's policy statement on the use of animals in research, use the links at the top of the article.