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Animals in research

Pirbright Understanding Animal Research UAR Concordat Leader in Openness award 2019-2022 goldAt Pirbright we ensure that animal care follows the requirements of the Code of Practice for the Housing and Care of Animals used in Scientific Procedures and strive to adopt higher standards where practicable and applicable.

Researchers working with animals at Pirbright must meet high ethical standards and adhere to strict legislation that safeguards animal welfare in the UK.

The Institute is one of 13 organisations who have received the first Leader in Openness award from Understanding Animal Research (UAR).  Held for three years, 2019-22, the award recognises Pirbright’s commitment to the UAR Concordat on Openness on Animal Research in the UK, as one of 121 UK life science organisations that have signed the Concordat.

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