Non-technical Project Summaries under Article 43 of Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes

For improved transparency, in addition to the provision of statistical data on the use of animals for scientific purposes, it is important that objective information on projects using live animals are made publicly available. To that end Article 43(1) of the Directive provides that

1. Subject to safeguarding intellectual property and confidential information, the non-technical project summary shall provide the following:

(a) information on the objectives of the project, including the predicted harm and benefits and the number and types of animals to be used

(b) a demonstration of compliance with the requirement of replacement, reduction and refinement.

The non-technical project summary shall be anonymous and shall not contain the names and addresses of the user and its personnel.

Additional guidance

Additional guidance was considered helpful by Member States and key stakeholders to promote consistency across the EU. A working document was developed with the aim of finding a common approach to Non-technical Project Summaries. The working document also includes a proposal for a voluntary template to be used for Non-technical Project Summaries.

Link to the national web-sites hosting Non-technical Project Summaries of authorised projects

MEMBER STATE /
EEA COUNTRY

Web-site

MEMBER STATE /
EEA COUNTRY

Web-site

AUSTRIA

Web-site

LATVIA

Web-site

BELGIUM

Brussels
Flanders
Walloon

LITHUANIA

Web-site

BULGARIA

Web-site

LUXEMBURG

Web-site

CROATIA

 

MALTA

 

CYPRUS

 

NETHERLANDS

Web-site

CZECH REPUBLIC

Web-site

POLAND

Web-site

DENMARK

Web-site

PORTUGAL

Web-site

ESTONIA

Web-site

ROMANIA

 

FINLAND

 

SLOVAKIA

Web-site

FRANCE

 

SLOVENIA

Web-site

GERMANY

Web-site

SPAIN

Web-site

GREECE

Web-site

SWEDEN

Web-site

HUNGARY

 

UNITED KINGDOM

Web-site

IRELAND

Web-site

NORWAY

Web-site

ITALY