The UK Joint Working Group on Refinement (JWGR) is an initiative established by four organisations: the British Veterinary Association - Animal Welfare Foundation, the Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments, the RSPCA and the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare. The RSPCA co-ordinates the Group and provides the secretariat.
The JWGR organises working groups with experts from industry, academia and animal welfare to prepare reports on a variety of specific topics. They set out recommendations for good practice and define practical ways of reducing suffering associated with husbandry and procedures.
These reports are usually published in the UK journal Laboratory Animals. Examples include: