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About AnNex

Using animals in scientific research has been critical to the development of modern medicine. Animal research is also contingent on a complex network of social relations and ethical obligations across science and society, which are both formally constituted through law, and informal or assumed. These entanglements can be understood as the Animal Research Nexus.

    This research is funded by the Wellcome Trust (2017-2022). Our programme of research brings together leading researchers on the social and historical dimensions of animal research, uniting the strengths of five institutions, engaging creative practitioners, and advancing the work of early career researchers and PhD students.

    AnNex tagged content

    Below is a list of site content that is tagged as Animal Research Nexus – grouped by type of content.

    Blog entry

    “Vintage File Cabinet” by victoriabernal is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 via Flickr
    Written by:

    Sara Peres

    Our approach to research emphasises cross-project collaborations and transdisciplinary thinking. But what does this mean, in practical terms, for the work that we do and for our participants?

    Written by:

    Beth Greenhough

    At the start of this project we stated one of our key objectives was to generate new cultures of communication across science, health and animal welfare, which would shape the future of animal research in the UK.

    Events

    In June 2018, the Animal Research Nexus Team met with the Programme Advisory Committee, Project Advisors, and other invited colleagues.

    Publications

    Improving laboratory animal science and welfare involves many questions which social scientists and humanities scholars have researched, or have the capacity to inform. This paper outlines our “Collaborative Agenda for Future Humanities and Social Scientific Research on Laboratory Animal Science and Welfare”.