Last night the Lords passed the Statutory Instrument to update UK law governing animal research. We now expect the update to officially become law before Christmas and come into effect on 1 January 2013.
The Government has published draft legislation to update current UK regulation of animal research in response to a new EU Directive that will harmonise regulation across Europe.
AMRC has joined research councils, academic societies, universities and industry to support a cross-sector Declaration on Openness about Animal Research.
The Prime Minister's recent reshuffle means there's some new names to learn for the medical research policy geeks.
The NC3Rs is launching this year's CRACK IT challenges - opportunities for business and academia to find solutions to problems to reduce our need to use animals in research
The latest figures show a slight rise in the number of animals being used for research.
House of Commons note explains how updates to UK law do not change the government's commitment not to allow the use of stray or feral animals in research.
The Home Office has responded to the consultation on updating UK regulations governing animal research.
There was a debate in the House of Commons yesterday about the update of UK law governing research using animals. It was an opportunity for the government to outline some of their plans.