Press releases.

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

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

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

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 used. […]

September 15th, 2015|News, Press|Comments Off

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 are […]

August 25th, 2015|News, Press|Comments Off

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 planning […]

August 10th, 2015|News, Press|Comments Off

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 because […]

July 23rd, 2015|News, Newsfeed, Press|Comments Off