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Biomedical Services

So you want to work with Animals?

The use of animals in research is regulated under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986.

Any procedure applied to a protected animal that may cause pain suffering distress or lasting harm is defined under the Act as a regulated procedure. Any regulated procedure must be part of a programme of work set out in a Project licence and can only be carried out by a person with a personal licence (referred to as a PIL for short).

To help you with Personal Licence application process we've created the chart below (you can download a copy of this here.)  This document is for guidance purposes only - if your situation is different or you have a question then please contact us.

If you would like further information about the training and exemption requirements, have a look at the Home Office Advice Note.

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