Animals in Research

Countless health advances that exist today, including medications, flu shots, veterinary interventions, and minimally invasive surgery, have been made possible through decades of responsible animal research.

SfN engages in advocacy efforts in support of animal research while also implementing strong programs to educate the public on the importance of animal research, helping researchers who experience animal rights extremism, and providing other support to members conducting animal research. Please read these Animals in Research FAQs for more information. 


The Society partners with other organizations that recognize the vital role that animals play in biomedical research and share the common goal of educating and advocating about the importance of humane, well-regulated animal research. Some of these are listed below.

Animals in Research News

SfN Writes Letter to the Editor Supporting Nonhuman Primate Research

Sep 12, 2016

SfN wrote a letter to the editor supporting nonhuman primate research » 

Nonhuman Primate Research Advances Science and Improves Public Health

Sep 07, 2016

SfN President Hollis Cline released this statement in advance of an NIH workshop on nonhuman primate research »

Nine Scientific Groups Release White Paper on Nonhuman Primates in Medical Research

Aug 23, 2016

Learn more about the essential role of nonhuman primates in research »

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