Animal testing - we do not conduct research on animals.
We do not conduct research on animals and we recognise that research on live animals is abhorrent to many people.
We also support the investigation into the 3 R’s in animal research – replacement, reduction and refinement:
Replacement - the use of animals with alternative techniques, or the avoidance of the use of animals altogether.
Reduction - the number of animals used to be reduced to a minimum, to obtain information from fewer animals or to gain more information from the same number of animals.
Refinement – amending the way experiments are carried out to make sure animals suffer as little as possible. This includes better housing and improvements to procedures which minimise pain and suffering and/or improve animal welfare.
Read how we are working to understand the genetic architecture of each individual person's epilepsy through our world leading genomics research programme.
Neuroimaging enables us to look deep inside the brain to learn more about the impact of seizures on its structure and function.
The Epilepsy Society Brain and Tissue Bank is the first of its kind in the UK. It is dedicated to the study of epilepsy through brain and other tissue samples.