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Application for Animal Experiment Licence

Animals (Control of Experiments) Ordinance (Cap. 340)

The This link will open in a new windowAnimals (Control of Experiments) Ordinance (Cap. 340) (the Ordinance) provides for the control of experiments on living vertebrate animals. Under the Ordinance, "animal" means a living vertebrate animal and "experiment" means any experiment performed on an animal and calculated to give pain to the animal. Before performing an animal experiment, a person shall apply for a licence for that particular experiment . Please refer to the sections below for details.

Type of Licences

There are different types of licence, permit and endorsements for experiments of different nature which include:

  • Licence to Conduct Experiment (Form 2);
  • Endorsement to Authorize Experiments to Attain Manual Skills (Form 3);
  • Teaching Permit (Form 4); and
  • Endorsement to Authorize Experiments without Anaesthetics or without Destroying the Animal (Form 5).

Application Procedures

To apply for licence/ permit/ endorsement(s), an applicant should submit the completed application form ( Form 1 ) and Annex to Form 1 to the Director of Health by email, fax or post:

Address: Health Technology and Advisory Division
  Department of Health
  21/F, Wu Chung House
  213 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Tel: 2961 8975
Fax: 2127 7329
E-mail: ro_al@dh.gov.hk

Applicants are advised to read the Guide to application for licence under the Animals (Control of Experiments) Ordinance before filling in the form. Sample application forms and notes to applicants are available for reference.

Keeping Records and Rendering Returns

The This link will open in a new windowAnimals (Control of Experiments) Regulations stipulate that every licensee shall keep records of all licensed experiments performed by him/her in the form set out as Form 6 and shall render to the Director of Health on or before the 1st day of January of each year a return in the form set out as Form 7 of all licensed experiments performed by him/her during the preceding twelve months.

Licensees are advised to read the explanatory notes before filling in the Form 7 and Annex to Form 7. Sample return forms are available for reference.

Enquiries

For enquiries, please contact us at:

Address: Health Technology and Advisory Division
  Department of Health
  21/F, Wu Chung House
  213 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Tel: 2961 8975
Fax: 2127 7329
E-mail: ro_al@dh.gov.hk

 

  Last Revision Date : 1 Oct 2019