Annual statistics report
All accredited research establishments must collect information on animal use and submit to the Animal Welfare Branch a completed Annual Return on Animal Use. This is a requirement of the Animal Research Act, 1985.
Statistics for the preceding year ie 1 January to 31 December can be submitted up to 31 March of the following year.
A copy of the current Form L (179 kb, MS Word) is available for download.
The animal use form requires information on numbers and species of animals used, the purpose of the research and the type of procedure carried out.
This information is analysed and published in the Animal Research Review Panel Annual Report.