On Monday 3 April 2017 we officially change from the Dr Hadwen Trust to the working name of Animal Free Research UK. Read more
We fund and promote the development of techniques and procedures to replace the use of animals in biomedical research.
We award grants to scientists in universities, hospitals and research organisations following a rigorous and independent peer-reviewed selection procedure.
Over 4 million animals were used in research in the UK in 2015 (latest Home Office statistics)
Every minute of every day, 7 animals are used in research in the UK
We have awarded grants to over 200 research projects since our foundation in 1970
With your help, we can free animals from laboratories for good.
Our work is funded entirely by your generous support. Your donation helps to fund some of the most advanced and successful human-related techniques in many areas of medical research including cancer, Alzheimer's, asthma, heart and liver disease.
We need you to raise awareness about animal free research in your local community!
We want to raise £3,405 - a pound for each dog used in medical research in 2015. Support us to fund research to replace dogs in the lab.
Run for Animal Free Research UK with the amazing Simplyhealth Great North Run half marathon! Read more
Celebrate World Animal Day (4th October) and skydive from 10,000 feet to support our ground-breaking animal free research! Read more
Run for Animal Free Research UK with the spectacular Royal Parks Half Marathon! Read more
We are delighted to announce we have awarded a grant amounting to £311K to support the University of Dundee’s pioneering work with Thiel embalmed human cadavers. Read more
The highly respected Downton Abbey actor, Peter Egan, who is a Patron of the Dr Hadwen Trust, launched The Animal Replacement Centre of Excellence (The ARC) on October 24th 2016. Read more
We are very pleased to announce the launch of the 2017 Summer Studentship scheme for undergraduate students and the Alan & Kathie Stross Summer Fellowship scheme. Read more