At the University of Stirling, we aim to be recognised across the world as a university that addresses the needs of society through innovative, interdisciplinary research. We are proud that our work is already making a positive impact on people’s health, education and wellbeing.
As part of every research project we undertake, we ensure the highest possible care and ethical standards, promoting a culture of best practice. Demonstrating our integrity is important and is achieved through the core values of honesty, rigour, open communication, care and respect. A small proportion of the University’s research involves the use of animals – mainly finfish – and we only use animals when no suitable alternative is available.
As a signatory to The Concordat on Openness on Animal Research, the University is committed to informing and enhancing the public’s understanding of animal research. In line with best practice guidelines, we publish the number of regulated procedures involving animals (fish), conducted by the University, on an annual basis.
Please find more information on our research involving animals via the links below.