Position statements

The Society will be producing position statements on key issues, informing the debate surrounding pertinent and topical issues. All statements are produced in consultation with our membership, and authorised by our Policy Committee.

Animal research

The fundamental research carried out by the Members of The Physiological Society, that underpins many biological and clinical sciences, often requires the experimental use of animals. The Society supports both the essential use of animals in research and increased openness over such use. A brief statement covering The Society's views on this topic can be found here. Should you require more detail, a longer statement including statistics on animal use and recommendations for Society Members in dealing with this issue can be downloaded here.