Numbers and types of animals
The School currently holds nine Home Office approved Project Licences to enable our research into the causes, treatment and prevention of infectious diseases of global importance.
In 2016 researchers at the School used 8,457 mice.
These were reported to the Home Office in the Procedures on living animals: Annual Return of Procedures 2014 under the following experimental headings:
- (Basic Research) Immune System
- (Basic Research) Cardiovascular Blood and Lymphatic System
- (Basic Research) Gastrointestinal System including Liver
- (Basic Research) Other
- (Trans/Appl Research) Human Infectious Disorders
In 2016 we responded to two Freedom of Information requests for details on the use of animals in our research.