About Anne Jeffery

Anne Jeffery is FRAME's Communications Manager.

ATLA publishes celebration of initiatives to end animal testing

The work of scientists and campaigners from around the world to end animal testing is being celebrated in a special issue of FRAME’s peer-reviewed journal ATLA (Alternatives to Laboratory Animals) Journal.

Produced each year in collaboration with the Lush Prize, the largest annual prize fund rewarding initiatives to end animal testing for toxicology research, the […]

November 19th, 2015|News|Comments Off

Cosmetics testing: the animal ban spreads

FRAME is delighted that more and more countries are starting processes to bring an end to cosmetics testing on animals. It has been against the law to test cosmetics or their ingredients on animals in the EU since the start of 2013. Crucially, it is also illegal to market cosmetics that have undergone animal tests […]

November 13th, 2015|News, PositionStatement, Press|Comments Off

Travel bursary for FRAME Training School

FRAME is pleased to announce the availability of three travel bursaries for participants in its next Training School in Experimental Design and Statistics. The grants have been made available by ecopa, the European consensus-platform for alternatives.

The bursaries are worth up to 600€ (about £425) and are aimed to help young scientists attend who might not otherwise be […]

November 4th, 2015|News, Press|Comments Off

Home Office statistics on laboratory animal use

FRAME is delighted that changes in the reported statistics of laboratory animal procedures in Great Britain will enable better understanding of exactly how animals are used in bioscience research. Greater detail will allow better planning to reduce reliance on inadequate animal-based models and help bring about introduction of more-relevant, human-based replacements.

Scientists in the UK who […]

October 22nd, 2015|News, Press|Comments Off

Why human in vitro models are needed

Cross-species extrapolation is needed to assess the human relevance of effects observed in animals.
In vitro to in vivo extrapolation is needed to assess the in vivo relevance of effects observed in in vitro assays.
Both extrapolations have their own limitations. In vivo animal studies are ethically undesirable, while oversimplified in vitro assays will not reproduce key […]

October 20th, 2015|Background|Comments Off

Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals in Great Britain

Scientists in the UK who work with animals are required by law to submit reports to the Home Office about their use, and the figures are collated and released annually by the department. The statistics are used to inform government policies on animal use in scientific work and to provide information for the scientific community, […]

October 15th, 2015|Background|Comments Off

Registrations close soon for training schools

There are still a few places left on the next FRAME Training School in Experimental Design and Statistical Analysis. The school will be held in Voss, Norway, in February, 2016. Closing date for applications is November 15.

The schools are aimed at young scientists who use animals in their research. Scientists do not always receive adequate […]

October 15th, 2015|Press|Comments Off

Response to experimental design paper

FRAME (Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments) is pleased to see publication of the paper Risk of Bias in Reports of In Vivo Research: A Focus for Improvement.

It highlights an important issue that needs much more attention to ensure the number of animals in experiments are reduced and that those experiments that […]

October 14th, 2015|News, Press|Comments Off

FRAME President receives award

FRAME Life President Professor Michael Balls will this week receive a prestigious award in recognition of his contribution to promoting alternatives to laboratory animals.

He will receive the Björn Ekwall Memorial Award during an international workshop: Mechanisms, markers and models – the 3M strategy in risk assessment, organised in collaboration by the Scandinavian Society for Cell […]

October 13th, 2015|News|Comments Off

Supplementary data for Chen et al. paper in ATLA 43, issue 4

The attached data is designed to be used in conjunction with a paper in ATLA, FRAME’s peer-reviewed journal.

It is associated with  Summary and Analysis of the Currently Existing Literature Data on Metal-based Nanoparticles Published for Selected Aquatic Organisms: Applicability for Toxicity Prediction by (Q)SARs  by Guangchao Chen, Martina G. Vijver and Willie J.G.M. Peijnenburg.
This review establishes an inventory […]

October 1st, 2015|Background|Comments Off