Dear Glasgow Caledonian 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 Enquiries,

Dear Ms Park

Glasgow Caledonian University has received your request for information. The University is currently processing this and will get back to you as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely
Linda Reid

Linda Reid
Department of Governance

T: +44 (0)141 273 1451 | E: [email address]
Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA,
Scotland, United Kingdom

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Dear Ms Park

I refer to your request for information below with response included.

Request
'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.'

Response
Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) does not have an animal facility. Where GCU research requires this type of facility, it is provided by the University of Strathclyde. Therefore, any records of usage will be included within the records of the University of Strathclyde.

The University of Strathclyde Information Governance Unit can be contacted at: [email address]

Please find attached a review notice setting out the steps you may take if you are not satisfied with the response provided to your request. If there are any questions in relation to this request, please contact the University at [email address]

Yours Sincerely,
Lynsey Green

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