Animal research

Welfare responsibilities

Animal welfare is considered a responsibility of all staff, and we have dedicated roles to oversee specific areas.

It is the responsibility of all staff involved in work with animals at the University to ensure optimal animal welfare alongside compliance with legislation.

We work hard to encourage a ‘Culture of Care’ within all of our animal facilities, recognising that good welfare is vital for quality science.

Designated individuals have detailed responsibilities for the oversight of care and welfare of animals under ASPA (1986). 

These include the Animal Care and Welfare Officers within all animal units and a team of Veterinary Surgeons who provide veterinary advice and support.

A Training and Competency Officer and deputies oversee the large amount of training required for new staff, as well as ensuring the ongoing competency of all staff.