National Committee for the Protection of Animals Used for Scientific Purposes for the Federal Republic of Germany

The BfR performs the role of the "National Committee for the Protection of Animals Used for Scientific Purposes" (short "National Committee") for the Federal Republic of Germany.

Remit of the National Committee

The National Committee advises the competent German authorities and animal welfare bodies in matters dealing with the acquisition, breeding, accommodation, care and use of animals in procedures based on the German Animal Welfare Act (TierSchG). The National Committee ensures an exchange of best practices within Germany and exchanges information on the operation of animal welfare bodies and project evaluation and shares best practices within the European Union.

Provision of advice by the National Committee

Only the competent authorities and animal welfare bodies can submit inquiries to the National Committee.

Recommendations of the National Committee for the Protection of Animals Used for Scientific Purposes for the Federal Republic of Germany

The National Committee prepares and publishes recommendations and opinions on specific issues raised by the competent authorities and animal welfare bodies. In order to ensure the scientific quality and independence of its work, the National Committee cooperates closely with external experts and scientists from university and non-university institutions as well as with representatives of professional associations and competent authorities.

Legal basis

The legal basis for the work of the National Committee  is provided by:

Article 49 of EU Directive 2010/63/EU stipulates that each member state of the European Union should set up a national committee for the protection of animals used for scientific purposes. In Germany, the BfR was entrusted with the performance of the tasks of the National Committee (§ 15a TierSchG) by the amendment to the Act that came into force on 13 July 2013. § 45 of the new TierSchVersV defines these tasks in detail.

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Press information

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Date Title Keywords
14.02.2017
04/2017
Experts sought for the protection of laboratory animals animal protection
08.08.2014
21/2014
Assessment of pain and suffering in test animals animal testing , animal welfare , laboratory animals

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Bf3R

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German Centre for the Protection of Laboratory Animals (Bf3R)

Contact

Postal address
Postfach 12 69 42
D - 10609 Berlin

Phone
+49 (0)30-18412-2272

Fax
+49 (0)30-18412-2958

email
nationaler-ausschuss-tierschutzgesetz@bfr.bund.de