Animal research and the law

The legal framework for the use of animals in research in Norway changed dramatically in 2015 as a result of a new EU Directive.

In this section we describe

We have also constructed a checklist which may be of help when experiments which may involve animals are being planned.

When planning animal experiments, it is just as important to consider ethical implications as to adher to the legislation. A Harm-Benefit Analysis is an important part of this.

Advice on the role of lay members in ethical review committees

UK Government overview of the British legislation on research and testing using animals

Laboratory Animals: Regulations and Recommendations for Global Collaborative Research (overview of regulations, guidelines and recommendations for laboratory animal research)

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