24th August 2023
ABTA Award 2024 Launched
8th June 2023
Position Statement on Cosmetic Testing
You will have probably seen the recent media coverage on cosmetic testing in the UK and what appears to be a shift in government policy. The NC3Rs put out a statement which explained the position https://nc3rs.org.uk/use-animals-cosmetic-testing-including-reach-regulation
On the 17th May the Government announced that no new licences will be granted for animal testing of chemicals that are exclusively intended to be used as ingredients in cosmetics products.
A written Ministerial statement setting this out can be found here: https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-statements/detail/2023-05-17/hcws779
A further statement was released by the NC3Rs on the 17th May 2023 in response to the Ministerial statement effectively banning the testing of cosmetic ingredients in animals for the purpose of worker protection. Please see https://nc3rs.org.uk/worker-and-environmental-safety-assessment-cosmetic-ingredients
The IAT does not wish to see animals used unnecessarily, for worker and environmental safety of chemicals used exclusively as
cosmetic ingredients, and aligns with the comments within the NC3Rs statement.
18th June 2021
The IAT Supports the Animals in Science - Education trust
The IAT are delighted to be long standing supporters of AS-ET.
The charity provides charity funding to technicians for education. Please visit their website at the link below.
See our Certificate of Support here
13th July 2023
UK Home Office releases statistics on animal use in 2022
Today, the government released its annual statistics on the number of animals used in scientific, medical and veterinary research in 2022. The figures show that 2,761,204 procedures were carried out in Great Britain in 2022, 10% fewer than in 2021.
In 2022, 97% of procedures were carried out on mice, fish, rats and birds. Cats, dogs and primates accounted for 0.23% of all procedures
25th May 2023
Guiding Principles for Named Persons
A joint document by LASA, LAVA and IAT has been revised. The Guiding Principles for Named Persons provides a detailed overview of the roles and responsibilities for each Named Person under ASPA 1986
To read the document please click below
25th May 2023
Guidance on ASPeL applications for NACWO
Following a meeting with the Head of the Animals in Science Regulation Unit (ASRU) we would like to share the following advice when applying to become a NACWO.