At The Brain Domain, we report on studies that involve animal research. We realise this is a topic people care deeply about. We will not discuss this topic each time it is mentioned within an article, since this would not provide enough space for it to be explored fully. Instead, we plan to cover it more comprehensively in the future.
The Brain Domain is a UK team, based at Cardiff University. The majority of them are funded by the Wellcome Trust, and are members of the British Neuroscience Association. We support the stances held by each of these bodies, and aim to only report research that uses animals in line with these policies.
- To learn about animal research conducted in the UK, we recommend visiting UnderstandingAnimalResearch.org.uk, which covers regulation, the 3 Rs, use in cosmetics, and much more.
- Cardiff University adheres to the legal requirements for animal research in the UK (see above), and strongly supports the intention behind the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986. To learn more about this institute’s policy click here.
- The Wellcome Trust is a politically and financially independent charity that supports biomedical research globally. To learn about their position on research involving animals, click here.
- The British Neuroscience Association (BNA) is a scientific society and registered UK charity. To learn more about their policies, click here. It promotes neuroscientific research conducted in the UK, and across Europe as a member of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS). To learn about their policy, click here.
We will end articles that contain explicit reference to animal testing with a notice linking to this statement, in order to provide our readers with further context and insight.