Purpose of research involving animals

The University of St Andrews carries out research with animals under the Animal (Scientific Procedures) Act (ASPA), 1986

The research carried out by the University ranges from animal behaviour and conservation, through to neuroscience and physiology.   

Research involving animals is carried out in the following general areas:

  • animal behaviour and their nervous system
  • animal biology and reproductive systems
  • how animals interact with their environment and can be better protected in the wild.