Animal Experiments in 2020

Wendy Park made this Freedom of Information request to Coventry University

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Dear Coventry University,

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

Freedom of Information requests, Coventry University

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Dear Wendy, 

REF: FOIA1441 

Thank you for your email, which was received by Coventry University on 14
February 2021. Your request has been assigned the above reference number.
Please quote the above reference number in all future correspondence
relating to this request. 

Your request will be handled under the terms of the Freedom of Information
Act 2000. Please be advised that you can expect to receive a response from
the University by no later than 12 March 2021, being within the statutory
deadline for response of 20 working days. 

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me via
[Coventry University request email]. 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Kristina Garmute |Principal Registry Officer - Data Compliance|Information
Governance Unit

Coventry University, Portal House, 163 New Union Street, COVENTRY, CV1 2PL

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Dear Wendy,

 

REF: FOIA1442

 

Further to our previous correspondence, Coventry University has completed
an initial review of your request and has determined further information
is required from you in order to identify and locate the requested
information.

 

You have requested the following information:

 

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

 

Please provide clarification if your request refer to living animals?

 

Until we receive the clarification requested above, the University will
consider this information request to be suspended. The 20 working days to
respond will commence upon receipt of your clarification.

 

If we do not hear from you within 20 working days of the date of this
[letter][email] we will assume that you are no longer seeking access to
this information and the University will take no further action in regard
to this request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Kristina Garmute |Principal Registry Officer - Data Compliance|Information
Governance Unit

Coventry University, Portal House, 163 New Union Street, COVENTRY, CV1 2PL

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obligations to respond to Freedom of Information Requests. For further
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From: Freedom of Information requests
Sent: 19 February 2021 08:51
To: 'Wendy Park' <[FOI #727085 email]>
Subject: RE: EXTERNAL: Freedom of Information request - Animal Experiments
in 2020

 

Dear Wendy,

REF: FOIA1442

Thank you for your email, which was received by Coventry University on 14
February 2021. Your request has been assigned the above reference number.
Please quote the above reference number in all future correspondence
relating to this request.

Your request will be handled under the terms of the Freedom of Information
Act 2000. Please be advised that you can expect to receive a response from
the University by no later than 12 March 2021, being within the statutory
deadline for response of 20 working days.

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me via
[3][Coventry University request email].

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Kristina Garmute |Principal Registry Officer - Data Compliance|Information
Governance Unit

Coventry University, Portal House, 163 New Union Street, COVENTRY, CV1 2PL

Your privacy

We use your personal data, so that we can comply with our legal
obligations to respond to Freedom of Information Requests. For further
details about the use of your personal data, please see our Privacy
Notice, which is available on the University’s website [4]here.

[5]https://share.coventry.ac.uk/staff/ps/mc...

The contents of this e-mail and any attachments are confidential to the
intended recipient. If you are not the intended recipient please do not
use or publish its contents, contact Coventry University immediately on
+44 (0)24 7765 7777 then delete. Contracts cannot be concluded with us nor
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Coventry University may monitor traffic data.

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Dear Freedom of Information requests,

Thank you for your reply.

Please can I know the information for living and non-living animals.

Yours sincerely,
Wendy Park

Freedom of Information requests, Coventry University

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Dear Wendy,

 

REF: FOIA1442

 

Please find below responses in red to the Freedom of Information request
you made to Coventry University in respect of animal experiments in 2021.

 

1.           Did your university conduct experiments on animals in the
year 2020? Please can I know the information for living and non-living
animals.

 

The University performed no experiments on living animals in the year
2020.The University did perform experiments on tissue removed from dead
animals.

 

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

 

No animals were held at the University for Research purposes.

 

3.           What species of animal were used?

 

Rattus norvegicus

Mus musculus

 

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

 

Rat   91

Mouse  60

 

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

 

N/A

 

6.           Were the animals used for medical or non-medical research?

 

Medical research

 

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

 

School of Life Sciences

 

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

 

None

 

If you have any queries or concerns in regards to this matter then please
do not hesitate to contact me via [Coventry University request email], however please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

 

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Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner's
Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF,
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Yours sincerely,

 

Kristina Garmute |Principal Registry Officer - Data Compliance|Information
Governance Unit

Coventry University, Portal House, 163 New Union Street, COVENTRY, CV1 2PL

Your privacy

We use your personal data, so that we can comply with our legal
obligations to respond to Freedom of Information Requests. For further
details about the use of your personal data, please see our Privacy
Notice, which is available on the University’s website [1]here.

[2]https://share.coventry.ac.uk/staff/ps/mc...

The contents of this e-mail and any attachments are confidential to the
intended recipient.  If you are not the intended recipient please do not
use or publish its contents, contact Coventry University immediately on
+44 (0)24 7765 7777 then delete.  Contracts cannot be concluded with us
nor service effected by email.  Emails are not secure and may contain
viruses.  Coventry University may monitor traffic data.

 

 

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