Leicester named ‘Leader in Openness’ by Understanding Animal Research

Award honours the University’s commitment to the Concordat on Openness in Animal Research in the UK.

The University of Leicester has received a Leader in Openness Award for the period 2019-2022 from Understanding Animal Research. The award was presented on Monday 20 May 2019 during the Concordat on Openness Workshop.

The award recognises organisations who commit to the Concordat on Openness on Animal Research, an agreement which details best practice for transparency and openness within organisations and the sector.

Leicester’s award honours activities including running a Family Open Day, the restructuring of the Biomedical Services website, and continuing to support work experience placements for GCSE and A-level students. These activities aim to give members of the public accurate and transparent information about what research using animals entails, and the value of contributions from animal research to improving human health.

Helen Emery, Operations Manager in the College of Life Sciences, said: “This is a great achievement – we have won awards from UAR in the past and this enforces our continued commitment to be transparent and open about the research that we support."