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University Biomedical Services (UBS)


An individual who represents the governing authority of the Home Office Designated Establishments within the University of Cambridge.

The Establishment Licence Holder who is also the named Compliance Officer agrees to assume overall responsibility to the Home Office for compliance with the terms and conditions of the Establishment Licence. Their role under Home Office Guidelines is to agree to comply with Home Office Standard conditions:

  • Providing leadership and avoidance of conflicts of interest
  • Ensuring the prevention of unauthorised procedures
  • Those animals have appropriate care and accommodation.
  • Staffing ensuring the establishment has enough staff
  • Responsible for the performance and conduct of Named Persons
  • Record-keeping and ensuring appropriate identification of animals
  • Disposal of Animals, maintaining a register of those competent (initially under supervision) to kill protected animals
  • Ensuring the 3Rs are applied as fully as possible
  • Establishing and running an Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Body
  • Countersigning project licence applications and payment of fees.