Animal welfare and replacing animals in research

In general studies of animal welfare should be assigned the Other category.

However, if developing models or new techniques with the aim of replacing or reducing animals in research, the Health Category should reflect the subject area of the research eg a new assay replacing an animal model used in respiratory infection studies should be coded as Infection.

General studies of animal welfare and the development of models or new techniques with the aim of replacing or reducing animals in research should be coded to the infrastructure code appropriate to the nature of the study.