Revised experiments on Animals Act Potential consequences for PhD candidates

On 18 December 2014, the Experiments on Animal Act was revised in order to implement EU-Directive 2010/63/EU. The new act aims to create more transparency. Compared to the old system, the most important differences are the creation of the Animal Welfare Body and the fact that there is a Non-Technical Summary (NTS) that has to be written in Dutch. Except for these language requirements, which can be a problem for international PhD candidates, all PhD candidates who perform animal experiments will have to deal with the consequences of this change in legislation. Problems may arise from timing issues, a fee that needs to be paid and the fact that these project proposals can be written for a period of 5 years. It is important that PhD candidates are informed about this situation in order to circumvent these potential problems. Visit our website or visit the website of the CCD or Animal Welfare Body for more information