Use of animals in research

There is an urgent need for research to ensure that everyone with cystic fibrosis can live without limits.

We understand that some people are very concerned about the use of animals in research. However, we also recognise that research involving animals has made, and continues to make, a vital contribution to the understanding and treatment of a wide range of medical conditions including CF.

Most of the research that we fund is carried out on cells in a laboratory, with computers or on patients. We only fund and support research involving animals when no alternatives are available, and where institutions can clearly demonstrate that they comply with the rigorous laws that safeguard the welfare of animals used in research in the UK.

We are a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities and endorse the AMRC's position on the use of animals in medical research. We are also a signatory to the Concordat on Openness in Animal Research which sets out how organisations report the use of animals in scientific, medical and veterinary research in the UK. 

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