On Monday 3 April 2017 we officially changed 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.
Walk, jog, or run the Cotswold Way Challenge for animal free research. A 100km challenge that heads out from the heart of historic Bath to its memorable finish line celebration in Cheltenham. 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 in the city of London with this exciting new event The Big Half 2018! Read more
The paper describes a robust human brain organoid system that is highly specific to the midbrain and is derived from iPSCs. The organoid shows neuronal, astroglial, and oligodendrocyte differentiation and contains the presence of synaptic connections and electrophysiological activity. Read more
Running the marathon to support animal free research and investment in ethical, rigorous and evidence based science. Read more
Scientists from Binghamton University in the USA have developed a re-usable multi-layer microfluidic device to model the human kidney. The model incorporates a porous growth substrate, physiological fluid flow, and also allows for the passive filtration of the glomerulus. Read more