Experimental design

Appropriate experimental design and statistical analysis techniques are key means of minimising the use of animals in research.

We have a number of resources to aid researchers to improve the design and reporting of research using animals.

A survey looking at the quality of research using animals, revealing problems in the design, analysis and reporting of animal studies.
Brief guidance on the importance of carrying out a pilot study.
Key elements of a well designed experiment.
Coming soon: a new online tool to guide researchers through designing experiments involving the use of animals.
Download our reporting guidelines and find a range of additional resources to support their use and dissemination.