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 the PREPARE guidelines with links to resources which will be of help from day 1 when animal research and testing is being planned.

When planning animal experiments, it is just as important to consider ethical implications as to adhere 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, and guidance documents.
Code of practice and working protocol for the UK Animals in Science Committee (ASC)
The Home Office has published comprehensive guidance on how to apply for project licences, including an annotated project licence application form.

Guide to writing Non-Technical Summaries (NTS)

Checklists to support UK funding bodies, to ensure animal research carried out overseas is conducted to appropriate standards of welfare 

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 an overview of regulations, guidelines and recommendations for laboratory animal research)

Overviews from Speaking of Research about animal research legislation in the United Statesthe United Kingdom and the European Union.

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