Animal testing approval
If you want to carry out animal tests, you will always need a permit from the State Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety (LAVES) before the start of the experiment.
Animal testing is intervention or treatment
- for experimental purposes in animals, if they may be associated with pain, suffering or damage to those animals
- for experimental purposes on animals which may result in animals being born or hatching that suffer pain, suffering or damage
- for experimental purposes on the genetic material of animals, where they may be associated with pain, suffering or damage to the mutant animals or their carriers
- carried out for the manufacture, extraction, storage or propagation of substances, products or organisms
- are taken by the organs or tissues in whole or in part for scientific purposes or for training, further education or training purposes
Application for notification/approval of animal experiments
Non-technical project summary (NTP) with NTPID from
the database of the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment on
- Final assessment of genetically modified breeding lines, where appropriate
- Score Sheet
- Recording pattern according to Section 9 (5) TierSchG
"Information on biometric planning"
- Evidence of the training and knowledge and skills and animal experience of the persons involved
In the case of higher education institutions as
applicants: Beiblatt Funding
Application formalong with attachments
- From 2023, you can also apply for approval online via the Company Portal for Health-Related Consumer Protection
The extensive permit requirements are listed in
For more information, please visit the LAVES
In exceptional cases, it is also sufficient to indicate the experimental project. The specific exceptional cases are listed in Section
Animal Welfare Act S. 8
After you have submitted the necessary documents to the State Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety (LAVES), they are checked for formal completeness. A formal acknowledgement of receipt will be sent to you. Subsequently, the Commission's application under Section 15 of the Animal Welfare Act (TierSchG) will be submitted for review at the next possible meeting and examined from a technical and ethical point of view. In addition, an opinion of the competent animal welfare officer will be sought. If any queries/complaints arise, you will be asked to comment in writing before a final decision is taken.
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Lower Saxony State Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety.
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