9-Test substances and procedures
Characterisation of test substances (e.g. chemicals) is generally easier than characterisation of the test system (e.g. cells, tissues, organs, animals) to which they are applied, with some exceptions such as early candidate molecules in pharmaceutical research. As much information as possible should be provided to the animal facility.
Consider the feasibility and validity of test procedures and the skills needed to perform them.
For fish researchers
This page was updated on 22 July 2021
Scientists should examine whether studies can be conducted on non-protected developmental stages, i.e. larval fish.
The use of microinjection techniques or bath treatment should also be evaluated.
This section will be used to publish resources for fish researchers and animal care staff.