Facts & Figures

Facts and Figures

Use of Animals in Research

You can view our list of live 2024 Project Titles ‌(PDF) as of January 2024. This list will be updated annually. 

1 January 2023 to 31 December 2023

A breakdown by species of the number of animal procedures carried out at Newcastle University from 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2023:

Animal Statistics 2023

Of the animals listed above, 13 domestic fowl were used in animal welfare research.

Therefore, the total used in medical research was: 16,875

The definition of the threshold for regulation is a procedure which causes an animal to experience a level of pain, suffering, distress or lasting harm equivalent to, or higher than, that caused by inserting a hypodermic needle according to good veterinary practice.We record numbers of animals which underwent procedures which were below the threshold for regulation.

Procedures classified as below the threshold for regulation were: 

Type of AnimalNumber of Procedures
Mouse 7775
Fish 992
Total: 8767
Therefore, the total number of procedures which were above the threshold for regulation was: 8121  


Archived details of Animal Procedures carried out at Newcastle University from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2022.

Further information

Find out more about our research involving animals and animal welfare: Centre for Behaviour and Evolution.