It is a research-intensive institution with global reach and global aspirations, and committed to its role as a world-leading centre for research.
One aspect of work in biological and medical fields of research, wherever it happens, is the use of animals.
Scientists at Bristol University, in common with many other researchers, are constantly seeking ways to reduce the number of animals needed for their research and for teaching; indeed they have been instrumental in devising a number of such alternative methods.
However, ‘alternative’ tests and models have yet to be developed that can properly reproduce the complex biological characteristics of man and animals, and so, currently, animals still play a part in some biomedical research.
The University works to a strict policy on such research. For more information, please read the full University Policy for Working with Animals and the University's Research and Enterprise Strategy 2009-2016 (PDF, 127Kb).
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