The Division of Biomedical Services (DBS) manages the Preclinical Research Facility (PRF), under the guidance of the College of Life Sciences. The aim of DBS is to enable researchers to translate scientific findings into improvements in the health of individuals, society and the environment. The unit has the capacity to house various small animal species, including rodents, fish and rabbits. The focus is on compassion and care for the animals, whilst enabling high quality research outcomes. The use of trained animal care and technical staff, along with stringent local ethical review processes, and oversight from local and government bodies, ensure that animals are used only when essential and that their care and welfare is paramount.

We support work carried out by researchers from the following departments: