Statistics on the use of animals in research
Until mid-2015, animal research in Norway was controlled by the Norwegian Animal Research Authority, NARA (Forsøksdyrutvalget, FDU), a section under the the Norwegian Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet). NARA published annual reports up to and including a report for 2013, which until recently were available on http://www.mattilsynet.no/fdu/om/arsrapporter. This webpage has been removed and at present there are few statistics available on the new Animal Research section of the Food Safety Authority's website. Norecopa has reconstructed this collection of annual reports from NARA (written in Norwegian only). The figures for 2014 and 2015 are part of the Food Safety Authority's main report:
For the first time, Norwegian statistics (for 2018) were included in the EU Commission's Report which was published in July 2021. This is a result of Norway's transposition of the EU Directive 2010/63. More information is available here.
2014 (page 40 in the annual report from the Food Safety Authority)
2012 (preliminary statistics only, no report written)
2000 (statistics only)
1999 (statistics only)
1998 (statistics only)
1997 (statistics only)
1996 (statistics only)
1995 (statistics only)
For comparison, figures from:
- The Home Office, UK
- The European Union
- The Council of Europe (click on Statistics)
- Speaking of Research: statistics on animal use in countries worldwide
A Summary of EU National Statistical Reports of Animal Experiments in 2014-2016 (Letter to the ALTEX journal, 36(2), 2019)
New European Statistics on Laboratory Animal Use - What Really Counts! (Busquet et al., 2020), an opinion piece on the EU statistics released in February 2020 for 2015-2017).
An Estimate of the Number of Animals Used for Scientific Purposes Worldwide in 2015 (Taylor & Alvarez, 2020)
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