Animal Experiments 2020

Wendy Park made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

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Dear London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine,

I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I request to know the information for the year 2020 (01/01/2020 to 31/12/2020).

Did your university conduct experiments on animals in the year 2020?

If yes to the above question, how many animals were held on the premises for research purposes.

What species of animal were used?

How many of each species of animal were used in experiments?

What are the Home Office licence classification for these experiments in terms of pain, lasting harm, etc. if classified?

Were the animals used for medical or non medical research?

Which departments of your university were or are engaged in such research?

How many animals, held on the premises, were killed without being used for experiments?

If any of this information is already in the public domain, please can you direct me to it, with page references and URLs if necessary.

I understand that you are required to respond to my request within the 20 working days after you receive this letter. I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,
Wendy Park

LSHTM Servicedesk, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

LSHTM ServiceDesk
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Re: Freedom of Information request - Animal Experiments 2020

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act.  We will process your request as soon as possible and
will respond within 20 working days.

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LSHTM Servicedesk, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

LSHTM ServiceDesk
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Hi

Re: Freedom of Information request - Animal Experiments 2020

Dear Wendy,

I write to provide the response to your Freedom of Information Act
Request, for which I thank you.

In response to your specific questions:
Did your university conduct experiments on animals in the year 2020?

Yes

If yes to the above question, how many animals were held on the premises
for research purposes.

2823

What species of animal were used?

Mice, Fish

How many of each species of animal were used in experiments?

1521 Mice, 1302 Fish

What are the Home Office licence classification for these experiments
in terms of pain, lasting harm, etc. if classified?

Sub-threshold, Mild, Moderate, Severe

Were the animals used for medical or non medical research?

Medical research

Which departments of your university were or are engaged in such research?

Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases

How many animals, held on the premises, were killed without being used
for experiments?

190

If any of this information is already in the public domain, please can you
direct me to it, with page references and URLs if necessary.

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