Guidance

Animal testing and research: annual returns

Guidance on completing your annual return of procedures.

Always check this page to ensure that you are using the most up-to-date returns and guidance notes. We welcome feedback on these documents.

2017 return

The return of procedures - animal use data 2017 (XLSM, 476KB) form should only be used for procedures completed during 2017.

Refer to the guidance documents below when you complete your form. After clicking on the link for the form, click ‘save’, choose an appropriate folder, and click ‘save’ again. This will ensure that macros are automatically enabled when opening the form, which will ensure that the form functions properly.

2018 return

The return of procedures - animal use data 2018 (XLSM, 470KB) form should only be used for procedures completed during 2018.

Refer to the guidance documents below when you complete your form. After clicking on the link for the form, click ‘save’, choose an appropriate folder, and click ‘save’ again. This will ensure that macros are automatically enabled when opening the form, which will ensure that the form functions properly.

Guidance

Additional data collection for 2017

Once every 5 years, and in accordance with PEL Standard Condition 8, PEL Holders are required to provide information relating to:

  • the number of animals that were bred for scientific procedures and were killed during the target year but not used in procedures and not included in the annual return of procedures
  • tissue sampling and its refinements for genotyping of animals

The Additional data collection 2017 return (XLSM, 339KB) should be completed and submitted by 31 January 2018. Please refer to the Additional data collection 2017 guidance (PDF, 373KB, 7 pages) when completing the form. After clicking on the link for the form, click ‘save’, choose an appropriate folder, and click ‘save’ again. This will ensure that macros are automatically enabled when opening the form, which will ensure that the form functions properly.

If you have any queries about this data collection please email ASRUBusiness@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

Published 1 December 2017
Last updated 13 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. New return of procedures - animal use data 2018 form added.
  2. New form and guidance for 'additional data collection' published.
  3. Guidance on 'annual data collection 2017' updated.
  4. Guidance on additional data collection for 2017 published.
  5. First published.