Below are some examples of medical or scientific progress achieved through the use of animals:

Summaries of our research projects

The University carries out research to improve human health and to further our knowledge of other species. Examples of our research projects which have been granted by the Home Office are listed below. Each project is licensed for up to five years.

You can read general summaries and a more detailed document explaining the programme of work of current projects operating at the University as they become available.

Our commitments

The University of Leeds has signed up to the Animal Research: Reporting of In Vivo Experiments (ARRIVE) guidelines, a 20-point checklist for researchers. The guidelines are designed to improve the design, analysis and reporting of research using animals and maximise the information published so that unnecessary research is avoided.  

The University is also a signatory to the Concordat on Openness on Animal Research in the UK. The Concordat commits organisations involved in animal research to greater clarity about when, how and why we use animals in research and to enhance communication with the media and the public about their work using animals.

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