Statement supporting the proposed Directive on the use of Animals in EU research#

The AE are pleased to add our name to that of many leading European research institutions and national and international funders of biomedical research in supporting the essential use of animal models I biomedical and pharmaceutical research. The proposed new Directive published by the Commission continues to ensure that there is a carefully regulated balanced approach in the use of animal models. The proposal strengthens the regulatory regime and ensures a continuing search for alternatives, but recognises that the use of Animals in medical research remains a fundamentally critical component.


  • Statement(info) supporting European Directive 2010/63/EU (“Directive”) on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes
  • Understanding research using animals and the alternatives(info), Report of a meeting hosted by Vicky Ford MEP and Dr Cristian Busoi MEP and chaired by Professor Dermot Kelleher FMedSci, President, Federation of European Academies of Medicine, 20 January 2015, European Parliament, Brussels
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