Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Body
The University’s Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Body (AWERB) reviews, guides and governs all research involving animals and ensures compliance with the UK Government’s Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (revised 2013). The University conducts research with one group of animals (fish) protected under this legislation. This research, led by our world-leading Institute of Aquaculture, is vital in our quest to tackle major global problems of food security, and social and environmental sustainability.
As a signatory to The Concordat on Openness on Animal Research, the University is committed to informing and enhancing the public’s understanding of animal research. In line with best practice guidelines, we publish the number of regulated procedures involving animals (fish), conducted by the University, on an annual basis.
Please find more information on our research involving animals via the links below.