Refinement

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Refinement techniques represent a key focus of AWI, as there is much that can be done immediately to improve the welfare of animals in research. AWI offers a plethora of complimentary materials on refinement options to those who work with animals in research, and hosts an online Laboratory Animal Refinement and Enrichment Forum (LAREF) to promote discussion and sharing of information on refinement techniques and practical experiences among laboratory personnel. AWI also provides grants to support research into the development of further refinement techniques, and curates a database of scientific literature related to improving the welfare of animals in research.

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