Collaborate - Scientific Collaborations

Scientific collaborations are a vital part of FRAME’s work and are made possible by having the FRAME Alternatives Laboratory (The FRAME lab). Collaborations allow us to access new knowledge and expertise, which is vital for the pioneering work that we need to do in order find suitable and effective research methods. Collaborations also allow us to educate and inform by sharing our own knowledge and expertise.

The FRAME lab is not a contract research organisation. It does not seek to generate income by carrying out simple compound testing. We aim to form beneficial collaborations that promote non-animal methods but also benefit our industry partners.

Our ideal is to produce data showing biological safety and efficacy of compounds in our models, and subsequently to promote the use of non-animal methods. We aim to do this by public dissemination of the results by both partners, through advertising and press releases, as well as publication in scientific journals.

Details of the scope of the work, the methods to be used, finance, timelines and expected outcomes are formally agreed in advance with industry partners. We also ensure that agreement is reached on intellectual property and confidentiality where necessary.

To enable FRAME to continue to develop new and more effective alternatives to animal testing, we are open to potential collaborations with scientists, across all levels, in both academia and industry.

Take a look at our projects section to find out more about previous collaborations.

If you’d like to discuss a possible collaboration with FRAME, please get in touch.