Press releases.

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

FRAME welcomes EU strategy document

FRAME has welcomed a new EU strategy designed to promote ways of integrating data obtained through non-animal tests with computer models of the human body. The strategy aims to reduce animal testing while improving the protection of human health from exposure to chemicals.

The strategy has been published by the EU Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to […]

July 17th, 2015|Press|Comments Off

FRAME planning poster now in Portuguese

In response to requests by scientists in Portugal, FRAME has had one of its key documents translated into Portuguese. The Strategic Planning Flowchart helps researchers design experiments that use fewer animals and extract more information from the work they carry out.

When scientists perform experiments it is vitally important they are well designed.  This is especially serious if […]

July 6th, 2015|Press|Comments Off

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 Debate.

Professor […]

June 12th, 2015|News, Press|Comments Off

Students drink coffee to replace animal tests

A university in the United Arab Emirates has introduced a human-based experiment as a way of replacing animal models of the effects of drugs on body organs. Medical students now dose themselves with coffee to observe how the stimulant properties of caffeine affect them.

The new scheme is described in the latest edition of PiLAS (Perspectives […]

June 8th, 2015|News, Press|Comments Off

FRAME response to EU “Stop Vivisection” initiative

The discussion this week of the “Stop Vivisection” initiative has highlighted several extremely important issues.

Firstly, the high priority that needs to be given to replacement of animal experiments with scientifically valid alternatives.
Secondly, the limited relevance to human disease processes of many animal studies.
Thirdly, the poor understanding across much of society of why animal experiments are […]

May 14th, 2015|News, PositionStatement, Press|Comments Off