Research using animals has helped conquer many of the world's diseases and other health problems and is crucial to the fight against cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other conditions which are prevalent in the 21st century.
More than 90% of medical research at Newcastle does not involve experiments on animals and the University is committed to the development of alternative methods, such as computer modelling.
Research is also dedicated to understanding animal behaviour and improving the welfare and well-being of animals.
Newcastle University is signed up to the national declaration on openness on animal research.
Use of animals in research at Newcastle
Watch a video about why and how we use animals in research, made with the Medical Research Council.
To find out more about our research involving animals and animal welfare, visit the Centre for Behaviour and Evolution.