What FRAME does
FRAME's main aim is to find scientific methods that remove the need for laboratory animals in laboratories. They can be alternative research and testing methods such as cells in culture, computer-based approaches, the use of donated human cells and tissues, or studies on volunteers.
We also look at ways to reduce the number of animals involved in experiments and refining systems to minimise the distress and pain that test animals undergo.
Some of our studies are office-based but FRAME supports laboratory research at the University of Nottingham, and grants have also been awarded to other scientists working on the development of non-animal methods.
We also campaign in a number of areas and lobby for changes in legislation, where appropriate.