Welcome to the BBSRC-UFAW Animal Welfare Research Network (AWRN) website. The Network is co-funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW).

It aims to bring together the UK animal welfare research community, researchers in related areas, and stakeholders with interests in animal welfare, to identify important research topics, increase collaboration, and support and encourage research activities.

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Now we are 5: AWRN past, present and future

  Article by Network Lead Prof Mike Mendl (University of Bristol)   We are now 5 years old and it’s worth briefly reflecting on what has been achieved over the past half decade. From a standing start in January 2016 we have grown ...Read more >

Report on AWRN-Funded Workshop on Novel Minimally Invasive Tools

  Angela Kerton1 and Jordi L.Tremoleda2, 3 1The Learning Curve (Development); 2The Blizard Institute, Barts and the London School of Medicine, 3Biological Services. London. The Novel minimally invasive tools to investigate animal behaviour and welfare workshop took place on Thursday 21st January ...Read more >

Report on Precision Livestock Farming Workshop

  This AWRN-funded workshop took place on 20th November 2020. The workshop took place on Zoom due to COVID restrictions and over 80 AWRN members participated. Whilst the majority were from the UK, there were a number of international participants including ...Read more >