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European Commission guidance on animal experiment laws

To find a common approach to implementing a number of articles within the European Directive which governs the use of animals in research, Expert Working Groups (EWG) were set up to report back to Member...

European Commission Expert Working Group on severity assessment

Requirements of the EU Directive mean that reporting the actual severity of animal experiments must be carried out at the end of the animal’s life. Previously in the UK, only an estimated severity was...

European Commission Expert Working Group on project evaluation / retrospective assessment

The EWG published a document regarding the evaluation of project applications and the requirements for any retrospective reviews of research projects. The level of detail required in project applications...

European Commission Expert Working Group on non-technical project summaries (NTS)

The EWG discussions aimed at promoting consistency across the Non-technical Project Summaries (NTS) in Member States and proposed a common template. Applicants must submit a completed NTS with the project...

European Commission Expert Working Group on genetically altered animals

The document produced during this EWG aimed to define the meaning of the “creation” and “maintenance” of genetically altered (GA) animals in order for them to be correctly counted and their use authorised....

European Commission Expert Working Group on education and training

The aim of the EWG meeting was to “develop a common framework to facilitate meeting the requirements for competence of all those involved in use and care of animals for scientific purposes” as well as...

The transportation of primates for research

The most commonly used laboratory primates are macaques, marmosets, tamarins, squirrel monkeys, owl monkeys, spider monkeys and capuchins. The latest statistics show that 6,095 primates were used for...

Help us push for an end to monkey tests this International Primate Day

Revealed by the National Anti-Vivisection Society: the needless use of monkeys for disease research. These painful tests cause untold suffering and waste funds that could otherwise be spent on advanced...

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