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