Animal research at the University of Sheffield


Animal research plays a vital role in our efforts to remain at the forefront of medicine and science.

This research contributes to groundbreaking developments in understanding and treating diseases such as cancer, Parkinson's, deafness, Alzheimer's and heart disease which devastate millions of lives every year.

We only use animals where no other alternatives are available. Our scientists are fully committed to finding other alternatives to research which is currently dependent on animals.

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We follow guidelines and exceed legal care standards

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