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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 [...]

October 22nd, 2015|News, Press|Comments Off on Home Office statistics on laboratory animal use

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 [...]

October 14th, 2015|News, Press|Comments Off on Response to experimental design paper

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 [...]

October 13th, 2015|News|Comments Off on FRAME President receives award

Prestigious prize win

PhD student Rehma Chandaria has won a prestigious writing competition while working with FRAME.  The competition was run by leading scientific research publishing group Nature. Students and early career academics were asked to write a 600 word article on one of six questions about data sharing. The five winners will have their articles published by Nature and be given [...]

September 28th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Prestigious prize win

Why FRAME is right to be concerned about dog use in biomedical research

Recently FRAME and the Kennel Club co-authored an open letter to The Rt Hon Greg Clark, MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, in which we expressed our disappointment at the decision to grant planning permission for establishment of a dog breeding centre in East Yorkshire. We asked “why is breeding of dogs [...]

September 24th, 2015|News, Press|Comments Off on Why FRAME is right to be concerned about dog use in biomedical research

FRAME Training School 2016 announced

Details of the next FRAME Training School in experimental design and statistical analysis have been released.  It will be held in Voss, Norway from 1-3 February, 2016. When scientists carry out experiments it is vitally important they are well designed,otherwise they may waste resources or give the wrong answers. This is especially serious if animals are [...]

September 15th, 2015|News, Press|Comments Off on FRAME Training School 2016 announced

FRAME response to call for tighter animal research reporting rules in the US

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is looking at potential changes to the statistics reporting requirements for American laboratories, following a petition by the country’s National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS). FRAME has been asked to provide information to support a response to the proposals by the Philadelphia-based Alternatives Research and Development Foundation (ARDF). The current requirements [...]

August 25th, 2015|News, Press|Comments Off on FRAME response to call for tighter animal research reporting rules in the US

FRAME and the Kennel Club ask for a U-turn on beagle breeding centre

FRAME and the Kennel Club have sent an open letter to Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government The Rt Hon Greg Clark, MP calling on him and the Government to reverse their decision to grant planning permission for a laboratory beagle breeding centre in East Yorkshire. East Riding of Yorkshire Council rejected the [...]

August 10th, 2015|News, Press|Comments Off on FRAME and the Kennel Club ask for a U-turn on beagle breeding centre

Home Office animal welfare stakeholder meeting

As part of its policy of collaboration with Government, industry and academia, FRAME regularly attends the Home Office Animal Welfare Stakeholder Meetings to share information and data. At the latest meeting Home Office officials warned that the report of statistics on procedures carried out on laboratory animals in the UK will be delayed this year [...]

July 23rd, 2015|News, Newsfeed, Press|Comments Off on Home Office animal welfare stakeholder meeting

FRAME Debate video online

"Total animal replacement in human medicine is a realistic goal but it's a difficult challenge and it's going to be a long-term goal." That was one of the conclusions of a debate held by FRAME at the Kennel Club, London in April.  A video of the discussions is now available online by clicking here: FRAME [...]

June 12th, 2015|News, Press|Comments Off on FRAME Debate video online