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University Biomedical Services (UBS)



Three licences are required by the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (ASPA) before testing on animals is allowed. The 3 licences needed are:

  • personal licence for each person carrying out procedures on animals
  • project licence for the programme of work
  • establishment licence for the place at which the work is carried out

Establishment licence: standard conditions:


A Guide for licence holders on the Operation of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986:



Establishment Licence Holders Newsletter July 2019:



Useful Links:

Code of Practice for the Housing and Care of Animals Bred, Supplied or Used for Scientific Purposes (Home Office)

HO Identification of Low Level Concerns at Licensed Establishments

Apply for Establishment Licences