The Open University, alongside other universities undertaking animal research, is committed to reducing the numbers of animals used and ultimately, replacing their use entirely. We use animals in research only where no alternatives are available. However, until effective alternative models are available, some animals will continue to be needed in research.
The following case studies illustrate how OU researchers are using animals in their research.
Dr Clara Mancini
Dr Rachel McMullan, Dr Gini Harrison, and Alex Dawson