Partnering with industry
Our work has the potential to have impact on laboratory-housed dog welfare because of our on-going partnerships with industry, including pharmaceutical companies and contract research organisations. Our research began when a senior scientist at a major pharmaceutical company approached us to begin a project to improve the welfare of laboratory-housed dogs and investigate the link with quality of data output.
Since then, we have partnered with a number of companies, and currently have collaborators from dog units across the UK. This gives us a unique opportunity to gain insight and expertise from our collaborators, and to develop Refinements which have the potential to have real impact across facilities and industry.