...you want to use live non-human vertebrates, cephalopods or adult decapod crustaceans (crabs, lobster and crayfish only) for the acquisition, development or demonstration of scientific knowledge or techniques. This definition covers the whole spectrum of research and teaching activity, from laboratory-based study to the observation and noting (without handling) of an animal's behaviour within its own habitat.
Read the Animal Research Ethics brochure for a quick overview of the animal ethics approval system.
...by reading our brochure Top Ten Tips for Animal Ethics Application Success which highlights characteristics common to successful (and unsuccessful) applications.
...by using our new A-Z of Animal Welfare which identifies current best practice in many areas of scientific animal use.