Advice & expertise

Knowledge & expertise in animal alternatives

Over the years FRAME, through involvement in various projects, has developed its scientific knowledge and expertise in animal alternatives. This knowledge provides an array of vital resources for scientists in academia and industry. Below are some of the areas where we can use our of knowledge and expertise in animal alternatives to provide advice.

Through its own laboratory and desk-based research FRAME is continually investigating and developing new methods at the forefront of science. We also collaborate with other organisations and laboratory scientists across a wide range of biological and medical fields. Read more on FRAME research.

FRAME has more than 45 years of experience in desk-based and laboratory research and has developed a number of non-animal methods that are now industry standard. We also have links with scientists across the world in academia and industry that we can call on to share knowledge and expertise. Read more on FRAME’s history.

Many projects are carried out at the FRAME laboratory that increase knowledge in a wide range of biological and medical fields. FRAME also collaborates with other organisations, medics and scientists world-wide to enhance the benefits obtained from research and raise its potential. Read more on the FRAME laboratory.

Desk-based projects and literature reviews are carried out by FRAME scientists, or in association with other groups, to monitor and report on the latest developments in non-animal science, and to identify trends in medical and scientific research around the world.

FRAME can offer companies support and advice when developing new products to ensure that the latest and most innovative techniques are being used, and to safeguard against wasting resources on ineffective research and unreliable systems.

FRAME does not operate a contract research laboratory, but works with industry to form mutually helpful collaborations that benefit the partner at the same time as promoting non-animal methods.

For more than 45 years FRAME has promoted a pragmatic but ethical approach to the use of animals in laboratories. Our ultimate aim is the elimination of the need to use them in any kind of medical or scientific procedure, but where it is currently necessary FRAME supports the use of the Three Rs (Replacement, Reduction and Refinement) to minimise any suffering caused.

When scientists carry out experiments it is vitally important they are well designed, otherwise they may waste resources or give the wrong answers. This is especially serious if animals are used. FRAME arranges training schools in Experimental Design and Statistical Analysis to help scientists avoid potential pitfalls. Read more at Training Schools

Laws governing product labelling can be particularly stringent in relation to how it was made and what it contains. FRAME can offer advice on ensuring accuracy and transparency, and meeting the relevant regulations.

If you’re looking for information on anything related to finding animal alternatives, visit our Resources area, where you’ll find lots of useful resources, including links to related websites, the latest statistics and further reading. (link to resources section).

If you’re looking for information on anything related to finding animal alternatives, visit our Resources area, where you’ll find lots of useful resources, including links to related websites, the latest statistics and further reading. (link to resources section).

Advice & Expertise in animal alternatives