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
- EU-directive 2010/63
- Norwegian legislation and its regulation
- Statistics of the use of animals in Norway and abroad
Specific legislation on fish research can be accessed here.
Information about Norway's National Committee for the Protection of Animals used for Scientific Purposes
We have also constructed the PREPARE guidelines with links to resources which will be of help from day 1 when animal research and testing is being planned.
Understanding animal experiments and procedures (based upon the UK situation, but largely relevant to other countries as well)
UK Government overview of the British legislation on research and testing using animals, and guidance documents.
Code of practice and working protocol for the UK Animals in Science Committee (ASC). Minutes and members.
The Home Office has published comprehensive guidance on how to apply for project licences, including an annotated project licence application form. The NC3Rs has produced webpages for project licence applicants, with advice on each of the three Rs. The RSPCA has produced guidance for Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Bodies (AWERBs).
Regulatory Framework and Harmonisation of the Care and Use of Animals in Research: a presentation by Javier Guillén (2018) describing European legislation, including comparisons with North American and Australian legislation
Laboratory Animals: Regulations and Recommendations for the Care and Use of Animals in Research (a textbook edited by Javier Guillén giving a global overview of regulations, guidelines and recommendations for laboratory animal research)
A collection of regulations and resources by country, compiled by AAALAC International
EU regulations on animal research - a commentary by EARA (European Animal Research Association)
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