St George’s, University of London endorses the need for transparency in animal research and accordingly has signed the Concordat on Openness on Animal Research in the UK.


This Concordat was developed by Understanding Animal Research (UAR) following extensive consultation with academia, industry, funders and the public.

The Concordat has been signed by 74 scientific organisations and aims to provide greater public understanding of the use of animals in research through information, presentation and discussion.

It sets out four main commitments which signatories are asked to ensure:

That they are clear about when, how and why animals are used in research

That they will enhance our communications with the media and the public about research using animals

That they will be proactive in providing opportunities for the public to find out about research using animals

That they will report on progress annually and share their experiences

St George’s University of London has a substantial reputation in world-class research into cardiovascular disease, infection and immunity and population health.

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About Understanding Animal Research:

Understanding Animal Research aims to achieve broad understanding of the humane use of animals in medical, veterinary, scientific and environmental research in the UK. We are a not for profit organisation funded by our members. See more information here