Experimental follow-up

Keeping records of experiments is mandatory; such records must be availables upon request of authorities

Researcher must register 

  • date of experiments
  • species, age, sex and animal identification
  • procedures carried out and data collected
  • substances administrated (substance of interest, analgesics)
  • anesthesia and surgical procedure, monitoring data
  • constraints suffered by animals
  • follow up of each animal (score sheets)
  • unusual events (problems, experiment abortion)

Each year, in february and for each licence, a report must be filled (Intermediate C form) and submitted to cantonal authorities ; intermediate C form

  • is filled in  « e-TV » by director of experiments with the help of DEA, and submitted to cantonal authorities
  • indicate severity degres, corresponding to constraints suffered by experimental animals
  • indicate number of experimental animals for preceding calendar year

Each year, in february and for each animal facility, a report must be filled (CH form) and submitted to cantonal authorities; CH form

  • is filled in  « e-TV » by manager of animal facility abd submitted to cantonal authorities
  • indicate numbers of animal born and weaned during prededing calendar year (wild type, genetically modified, mutants, and possible constraints associated)
  • indicate number of animals imported in animal facility for preceding calendar year

Once licence has expired, a closure C form must be filled and submitted to cantonal authorities; closure C form

  • is filled in  « e-TV » by director of experiments with the help of DEA, and submitted to cantonal authorities
  • indicate severity degres, corresponding to constraints suffered by experimental animals
  • indicate number of all experimental animals (total duration of expired licence)
  • indicate list of publication

All C and CH forms are forwarded to federal authorites, who published the data (federal statistics on animal experimentation)  

http://tv-statistik.ch/fr/exp-riences-termin-es/index.php

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