Recent News

21st May 2020

The RSB has launched a free, innovative new library of policy resources for the biosciences, providing easy search and access to more than 800 published documents.

  

The RSB Policy Resource Library provides free, unrestricted access to bioscience policy statements, briefings, comments, consultation responses reviews and more, published by the RSB and Member Organisations.

 

The Library is intended to be a first port of call for anyone wishing to research bioscience and education policy work published by specialist and learned societies, and is the result of a multi-year design and development project run in-house by the policy team at the RSB. 

The library can be accessed online through the RSB's mySociety portal and is available to members and non-members.

12th May 2020

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27th April 2020

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April 2020

As an Animal Technologist undertaking euthanasia is usually the result of a scientific programmeof work finishing, or to alleviate, any unnecessary pain and suffering to protected animals.
Euthanising animals is an accepted undertaking of an Animal Tech’s job and the emotional impact should not be underestimated.

The IAT have produced a leaflet on dealing with the emotional impact of Euthanasia. Download your copy from the link above

March 2020

Animal Technicians are working tirelessly throughout this current global crisis to care for their Laboratory Animals. It is a very trying time for all of them and their well-being is important.

The IAT have launched some guidance on Technician Welfare.

Please download your copy here and share with your colleagues 

Apply Now for the AAALAC International Fellowship 2020

February 2020

If you are an IAT Registered Technologist (RAnTech) apply by 1 June 2020!

The AAALAC International Fellowship recognises two outstanding individuals – one IAT Registered (RAnTech) and one AALAS Registered (RALAT, RLAT, RLATG, CMAR) – who have made (or have the potential to make) significant contributions to the field of laboratory animal care and use.


This Fellowship is valued at more than £3,000. The UK winner will receive a week-long guest visit to prestigious biomedical research facilities in the USA this Autumn, plus complimentary attendance at the National AALAS Meeting, the USA’s largest laboratory animal science and technology meeting being held in Charlotte, North Carolina. All registration, travel, accommodation, meals and out-of-pocket expenses are covered.

For further information CLICK HERE

Publication of EU-Wide Animal Use Statistics

10th February 2020

The EU Commission has published its ‘report on the statistics on the use of animals for scientific purposes in the Member States of the European Union in 2015-2017’.

The report, which is a first of its kind, details the number of animals used for scientific, medical and veterinary research across 28 Member States, including the UK, for 2017.

In 2017, 10,664,752 animals were used for research in the EU. 9,388,162 animals (88%) were used for experimental purposes while 1,276,587 animals (12%) were used for the creation and breeding of genetically altered animals not used for experimental purposes.

The three EU countries with the highest animal use for experimental purposes in 2017 were the UK (1,839,079 animals used, 20%), Germany (1,793,299 animals used, 19%) and France (1,757,837 animals used, 19%).

For more information please see the UAR website

IAT Statement on footage from the Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology (LPT)

21st October 2019

The Institute of Animal Technology has issued the attached statement on the Undercover footage at the Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology (LPT) near Hamburg, published by Cruelty Free International and Soko Tierschutz.

Click here to read the statement

27th September 2019

FBR strive to provide new educational materials to promote the public's understanding of biomedical research. A new 1.5 minute shareable video has been produced "Three Human Diseases that Zebrafish Have Helped Treat!" It delves into the benefits of zebrafish in biomedical research by looking at three major disease areas that have greatly advanced because of zebrafish research models. 

1st March 2019

The RSPCA/LASA/LAVA/IAT guidance on avoiding mortality in animal research and testing is now available as an online page turner or download.

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