Promoting best practice in animal welfare
The unique environment of the Babraham Research Campus enables the Institute to collaborate with several of the companies on site, including MedImmune, the global biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca, to provide advice and mentoring on animal research and on developing their applications for Home Office licences.
Promoting best practice in animal welfare Animal welfare practices across the Babraham Research Campus are well-regarded by those who use them, including the companies on the campus. The system of ethical review at Babraham ensures high standards of care are co-ordinated for the whole campus, and best practice is adopted wherever it is identified.
The collaboration helps the company scientists employ the most appropriate procedures, minimising animal use while facilitating their research, and enables them to benefit from independent ethical review of their work. The Institute enjoys an open and proactive relationship with the Home Office, which is responsible for overseeing and ensuring high standards of animal welfare in research in the UK.