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FRAME summer studentships

Undergraduate students from the University of Nottingham have been spending eight weeks in the FRAME Alternative Laboratory (FAL) to carry out a variety of projects and gain important laboratory experience.

Dr Andy Bennett, Director of the […]

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FRAME response to animal-friendly antibody production paper

FRAME (Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments) is pleased to see publication of the paper Animal-friendly affinity reagents: Replacing the needless in the haystack.

The opinion paper highlights the somewhat hidden cost to […]

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FRAME funding

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FRAME receives no direct grants from central or local government and relies […]

FRAME receives no funding from central or local government and relies entirely on donations and legacies. Donate now
ATLA – Alternatives to Laboratory Animals – is FRAME’s peer-reviewed scientific journal, published six times a year. Visit the website
PiLAS – Perspectives in Laboratory Animal Science – is a place for bioscientists to discuss aspects of lab animal use. Visit the website
FRAME’s Timeline is a useful source of information on key points in the development of alternatives to animal methods. Visit the Timeline
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What FRAME does

There is no worldwide agreement that protects the welfare of animals either in the wild or those involved in research and testing. While EU law says that alternative methods should be used if they are available, there are many areas where no effective non-animal methods exist. The latest Directive says EU member states should support alternatives, but there is no specific legal requirement to create them. FRAME is helping to find them.

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FRAME was the first organisation to fund its own laboratory to research new and innovative ways to replace animals in medical and scientific experiments. Many of the non-animal tests it developed are now in common use.Read more...
FRAME issues regular press releases and statements to the media. It has appeared in local and national newspapers and on TV and radio. Read more...