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The Institute of Animal Technology


Advancing and promoting excellence in the care and welfare of animals in research

The IAT's purpose is to advance knowledge and promote excellence in the care and welfare of animals in research and to enhance the standards and status of those professionally engaged in the care, welfare and use of animals in science

About the IAT


The IAT was founded in 1950 and is the foremost professional body in the field of Animal Technology.


By our activities we continue to advance and promote excellence in technology and the practice of laboratory animal care and welfare.

The IAT Council


The IAT is managed by a maximum of 24 elected members who form Council, who act as the Directors of the Institute, which operates as a Registered Company Limited by Guarantee and not having a share capital.


Each year a minimum of eight places, being one third of Council, are subject to election by the membership

IAT Congress


The Institute of Animal Technology annual conference is held in March or April each year. It attracts over 400 delegates from the UK, Europe and the USA.


Delegates can enjoy a varied selection of scientific presentations, workshops and posters as well as the largest trade exhibition of its kind in the UK.


Find out more about Congress by clicking the link in the main menu above

Our Partners


The Institute is proud to work closely with partner organisations to promote the care and welfare of Laboratory Animals.


You can visit the websites of our partners by clicking on their logos. Events organised by our partners can be found in the IAT Calendar and on the News page. Other useful website links can be found on our Web Link Page

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