The University of Sheffield has a longstanding and world-leading reputation for research excellence. Find details of animal research case studies, facts and figures and details of our transparency and accountability.
Research involving animals
As part of our efforts to remain at the forefront of medical and scientific advances, we conduct limited research using animals. This research contributes to groundbreaking developments in understanding and treating diseases such as cancer, deafness, heart disease and Parkinson's.
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Facts and figures
We only use animals where no other alternatives are available. Wherever possible we use species of the lowest neurophysiological sensitivity such as fruit flies, zebrafish and mice.
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Our scientists have pioneered a number of initiatives to reduce the number of animals used in research around the world.
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