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Animal welfare

17 - 10 - 2016

Texts to protect animals

The European Commission has published in French the 2010/63 Directive and a series of recommendations on the protection of laboratory animals.

The first paper in the series is about the regulation and its annexes. Then five booklets cover different aspects of the protection of animals used in research:

 the structures in charge of the welfare of animals and national committees

- the education and training frameworks

- Inspection and controls

- project evaluation and retrospective assessments

- the evaluation framework on the severity of procedures.

These documents are of primary interest to research teams. They also allow people to be aware of the specific regulatory framework for the protection of animals in research and the seriousness with which this protection is ensured.