Code of Practice for monitoring the welfare of laboratory animals

This Code of Practice was translated form Dutch in English in 2007. The Code was intended to provide the tools for applying the existing legislation and to create safeguards so that all those involved in setting up, assessing and carrying out experiments on animals will receive the right information. It is based on the assumption that although safeguarding animal welfare in the practical situation is already a widely accepted practice, the structure of the information frameworks and the way data is recorded still leaves significant room for improvement.