Registered Charity No: 1176266 (England & Wales).
FRAME is an independent charity dedicated to the development of new and valid methods that will replace the need for laboratory animals in medical and scientific research, education, and testing. It receives no funding from local or national government and is dependent on sponsorship, donations and legacies to support its vital work.
FRAME believes in the development of better scientific methods for the benefit of humans, animals and the environment. Its ultimate aim is the elimination of the need to use laboratory animals in any kind of medical or scientific procedures, but FRAME accepts that a total end to their use cannot be achieved immediately. However, the current scale of animal experimentation is unacceptable.
There is no worldwide agreement that protects the welfare of animals either in the wild or those involved in research and testing. While EU law says that alternative methods should be used if they are available, there are many areas where no effective non-animal methods exist. The latest Directive says EU member states should support alternatives, but there is no specific legal requirement to create them. FRAME is helping to find alternatives.
Through the use of ethically donated human tissues, computer modelling and other new and innovative techniques, research and testing can provide data that are more directly relevant to human conditions and diseases. FRAME uses desk-based and laboratory research to investigate such potential new, valid, scientific methods and promotes them through various campaigns.
FRAME is a charitable incorporated organisation with registration number: 1176266.