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.

Assessing the quality of research using animals.
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.