Animal Experiments in 2022

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Dear University of Strathclyde,

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 2022 (01/01/2022 to 31/12/2022).

1. Did your university conduct experiments on animals in the year 2022?
2. How many animals were used in experiments(species & number of each)?
3. How many animals were bred on the premises (species & number of each)?
4. What was the nature and outcome of these experiments?
5. What are the Home Office licence classifications for these experiments in
terms of pain, lasting harm, etc. if classified (species & number of each)?
6. Were the animals used for medical or non-medical research?
7. Which departments of your university were or are engaged in such research?
8. How many animals were killed without being used for experiments (species &
a number of each)?
9. How many animals were rehomed (species & number of each)?
10. Of those that were not re-homed, why not?
11. Does the university receive an income for performing animal research?
12. Does the university incur any costs by performing animal research?
13. Were there more non-animal research methods used than animal methods? Eg. 70% where non-animal models were used and 30% where animal models were used.
14. Which non-animal research methods are available at the university? Eg. 3D printing, human skin cells, organ-on-a-chip.

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 20 working
days after you receive this letter. I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing
that you have received this request.

Yours faithfully,
Wendy Park

FOI Strathclyde, University of Strathclyde

Your enquiry has been received by the Information Governance Unit (IGU) at
the University of Strathclyde.  We will acknowledge and respond to your
enquiry in due course.

Thanks

Information Governance Unit (IGU)

University of Strathclyde

 

 

FOI Strathclyde, University of Strathclyde

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Dear Wendy Park,

 

FOI Request Reference – 2023/086

 

Thank you for your email below requesting information under the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

 

The University acknowledges receipt of this request and will respond as
soon as possible and within 20 working days of the day your request was
received. You will hear back from us by 18 April 2023 at the latest. The
Information Governance Unit will contact you if we require any further
information.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance Unit

University of Strathclyde

Email: [1][University of Strathclyde request email]

 

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Dear University of Strathclyde,

 

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 2022 (01/01/2022 to 31/12/2022).

 

1. Did your university conduct experiments on animals in the year 2022?

2. How many animals were used in experiments(species & number of each)?

3. How many animals were bred on the premises (species & number of each)?

4. What was the nature and outcome of these experiments?

5. What are the Home Office licence classifications for these experiments
in terms of pain, lasting harm, etc. if classified (species & number of
each)?

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

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

8. How many animals were killed without being used for experiments
(species & a number of each)?

9. How many animals were rehomed (species & number of each)?

10. Of those that were not re-homed, why not?

11. Does the university receive an income for performing animal research?

12. Does the university incur any costs by performing animal research?

13. Were there more non-animal research methods used than animal methods?
Eg. 70% where non-animal models were used and 30% where animal models were
used.

14. Which non-animal research methods are available at the university? Eg.
3D printing, human skin cells, organ-on-a-chip.

 

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 20
working days after you receive this letter. I would be grateful if you
could confirm in writing that you have received this request.

 

Yours faithfully,

Wendy Park

 

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FOI Strathclyde, University of Strathclyde

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Dear Wendy Park,

 

FOI Request Reference – 2023/086

 

Thank you for your email of 17 March 2023 requesting information under the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

 

Please find the University’s response attached.

 

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance Unit

University of Strathclyde

Email: [1][University of Strathclyde request email]

 

____________________________________
 
[2]University of Strathclyde
 
THE QUEEN’S ANNIVERSARY PRIZES
2019 & 2021
For Higher and Further Education
 
UNIVERSITY OF THE YEAR
2012 & 2019
Times Higher Education
 
SCOTTISH UNIVERSITY OF THE YEAR
2020
The Times & The Sunday Times
 
____________________________________
 
The University of Strathclyde is a charitable body, registered in
Scotland, number SC015263.
Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.

 

 

 

 

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