Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments

Knowledge Source Identification
Knowledge source name Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments
Abbreviated name FRAME
Owner/Developer University of Nottingham
Country United Kingdom
Languages English, Portuguese
Contact email
Description FRAME believes in the development of better scientific methods for the benefit of humans, animals and the environment. Its ultimate aim is the elimination of the need to use laboratory animals in any kind of medical or scientific procedures, but FRAME accepts that a total end to their use cannot be achieved immediately. However, the current scale of animal experimentation is unacceptable. Where the use of animals is currently necessary, FRAME supports the reduction of numbers involved to an unavoidable minimum, and refinement of the experimental procedures to minimise any suffering caused. Through its own laboratory and desk-based research FRAME is continually investigating and developing new methods at the forefront of science. It also collaborates with other organisations, industry and laboratories across a wide range of biological and medical fields.
Knowledge Source Category
Category Organization
Sub categories Non-Governmental Organization
Knowledge Dissemination and Sharing
Dissemination channel Website, E-mail, Audio / Video, Social media, Professional online network, Face-to-face
Targeted audience (specified/objective analysis) General public, Scientists, Industry
Users access Open access
Knowledge Characterization
3Rs relevance Replacement, Reduction, Refinement
Purpose Fundamental studies, Toxicological and safety evaluation, Education and training, Documentation and information, Animal welfare, Funding
Technology/Tools Alternative test methods (in vitro), Animal testing (in vivo)