University policy for the use of animals in teaching and research

Updated on 1 March 2024

Before beginning work with animals in a University facility, you must agree to abide by this policy, and any local rules that may exist, by printing out and signing the associated form (Declaration).

On this page

This Policy is issued under the authority of the University Court. It sets out the division and chain of responsibility in the University and details specific requirements for persons working with animals, under the following headings:

  • The use of animals in non-regulated procedures in teaching and research
  • Responsibilities
  • Security
  • Introduction of animals or biological materials
  • Genetically altered animals
  • Euthanasia
  • Record keeping
  • Licences
  • Training
  • Research collaborations and contracts with other institutions.
Animals in research

Further information about the University's policies to minimise the use of animals in research.


Corporate information category Research governance