The use of animals in scientific procedures is regulated by the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 which requires a three-level licensing system - personal licence, project licence and establishment licence.
Personal licence application
Each person who undertakes work under the Act must hold a personal licence. To obtain a licence you must have completed Home Office Modules 1 - 3 for a standard licence with brief anaesthesia techniques or HO Module 1 - 4 for surgical techniques with recovery. More information on these as well as a training calendar can be found here.
ASPA e-Licencing (ASPeL)
ASPeL serves to replace the paper licensing system administered by ASRU as the regulator. ASPeL will allow you to submit licence applications electronically and receive your licences electronically in encrypted format.
ASPeL User Guidance Notes
Please contact HO.firstname.lastname@example.org to request access to ASPeL. Please be mindful that the subsequent login details that you will be provided with to set up your account will only be valid for 3 days, so please make sure you have this availability upon request.