The welfare of non-human primates

Thousands of non-human primates, including macaques and marmosets, are used worldwide for research purposes each year. Working with experts from academia, industry, contract research organisations, research funders, regulatory authorities and animal welfare organisations, we have developed a broad programme of activities to improve the welfare of non-human primates. This includes the publication of guidelines, online resources and a dedicated annual meeting.

We also support advances in non-human primate welfare through our research funding schemes and peer review service.

An annual event dedicated to promoting the welfare of non-human primates.
Guidelines adopted by the major UK bioscience funders.
Basic requirements for good housing and husbandry.
A dedicated website with resources for everyone who works with, or is interested in, laboratory macaques.
A comprehensive online resource partly funded by the NC3Rs.
Wiki on refinement of the use of chronic implants in neuroscience research.
Guidelines on the use of food and fluid control in behavioural neuroscience.
How to use positive reinforcement techniques.
Recommendations on the age to wean macaques.
Advice on rehoming ex-laboratory non-human primates.
Guidance on the transport of laboratory animals, including non-human primates
Implications for care and use in the laboratory.
Additional information, including further guidelines.