Guidance on the operation of The Animals (Scientific Purposes) Act, UK (ASPA)

The guidance explains how the Act is administered and enforced and provides detailed guidance to holders of establishment licences, project licences and personal licences and new licence applicants.

The guidance explains how the The Animals (Scientific Purposes) Act (ASPA) is administered and enforced and provides detailed guidance to holders of establishment licences, project licences and personal licences and new licence applicants.

The guidance document can be accessed here. Published 13 March 2014. More details about the issue and the legislation is available on the Home Office website, including:
  • advisory notes on actual severity reporting of regulated procedures
  • advice on severity assessment of genetically altered animals
  • instruction on completion of annual return of procedures
  • a draft code of practice on the care and accommodation of animals
  • guidance on naming of products and substances in project licences for batch quality control and regulatory toxicology.

A consolidated version of the Act was made available in June 2017.

This page was updated on 14 June 2017

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