Use of animals in scientific research policy

Brain Research Trust is a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC). In common with other members of the AMRC, we support the principle of using animals in research when it is necessary to advance understanding of serious health conditions, to develop better treatments and when there is no alternative. 

We require that the members of our Scientific Advisory Panel specifically address the use of animals in research proposals submitted to us, and that they consider the 3Rs: replacement, refinement and reduction.

All research carried out in the UK involving animals is tightly regulated by the Home Office.