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National Antivisection Society

Cerebra

Posted: 12 December 2011. Updated: 6 November 2012

Rating: Good two ticks

Tel: 01267 244200
Web: http://www.cerebra.org.uk
Questionnaire response received: Yes

Remit: Medical Research and Health; Disability
Organisational Area: Research-based

Policy / Record on research: No formal policy either for or against animal research
Is this a permanent policy? No
Membership of AMRC? No
Record on animal-based research: Has never carried out or funded animal research

Annual income: 4 million
Annual expenditure on research: 1 million
Amount spent on animal research and % of research income: Nil

Other information:

"The charity Trustees consider it important to emphasise the charity’s pride in never having been previously involved with any form of animal or embryo research and to emphasise that it has a keen and public desire not to be so involved. However Trustees also believe that the charity should consider all research funding applications on their own merits and that within these broad parameters they should be free to approve applications that might involve such research where in the opinion of the Trustees it would be in the best interest of brain injured humans to do so. To date we have not been involved in such research - nor do we have any plans or desires to be so. However it would not be an honest statement to make that we would NEVER be so involved. Theoretically, should circumstances dictate we would have to admit this possibility. Our prime interest is in the lives of human beings, especially babies and young children. We hope we may continue to serve that interest without need for harm to any other living thing - but we do not operate within a policy framework that prevents such harm ever occurring at any time in the future. Our current research contracts run up to 31/12/13, none of these involve animal experimentation, we will not be funding any other research during this time. So at this time we can say that we are not and have not been involved in any animal based research"

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