The University does not carry out any research involving animals on its premises. Experimentation on animals is strictly controlled by the Home Office and can only be conducted by licensees in accordance with the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act of 1986.
Where Kingston University staff or students are associated with research involving animals, researchers are advised at an early stage to consider the opportunities for reduction, replacement and refinement of animal involvement. Any research involving animals is conducted by suitably qualified and licensed individuals at licensed premises, and is subject to ethical approval by an appropriately qualified research ethics committee. The nature of Kingston University's involvement is recorded by the relevant faculty.
We are using definitions as per the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act: