Use of Animals in Research and Related Breeding at the University of Glasgow

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Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Relating to the Use of Animals in Research and Related Breeding at the University of Glasgow

To Whom It May Concern,

I write in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“The Act”) to request the disclosure of data held which concerns the use of animals at the University of Glasgow (“UoG”) and related breeding at the site. UoG is a Designated Scientific Procedure Establishment (“DSPE”) and Designated Breeding & Supply Establishment (“DBSE”), as defined by the Animal (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (“ASPA”) and this request relates to activities within the scope of the legislation.

The information I wish to request is as follows:

1) By species; how many animals were used in research at the UoG in 2011? In the case of rodents, please list by genetic strain.

2) By species; how many animals were bred for research at UoG in 2011? In the case of rodents, please list by genetic strain.

3) By species; how many animals were supplied to external facilities by UoG in 2011?

4) Copies of health reports for the UoG breeding colonies for 2011.

5) Copies of Home Office inspection reports, Nominated Animal Care & Welfare Officer (“NACWO”) reports and Named Veterinary Surgeon (“NVS”) recommendations for UoG in 2011.

I must stress that I am not interested in data which identifies those under the employ of the institution or any third parties and wholly agree for such personal information to be redacted.

As I am sure you are aware, The Act dictates that a response must be given within 20 days of receipt of this request. In the eventuality of any delay, I request that you keep me informed. If there are any matters on which you seek clarity, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Many thanks for your assistance and time spent in handling my request.

Kind Regards,

Luke Steele

FOI Office, University of Glasgow

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Dear Mr Steele,

Further to your Freedom of Information request, dated 25 January 2013 timed 12:44 hours, please find letter of acknowledgement attached.

You will find that the University's acknowledgement of your information request is in PDF (Portable Document Format) file(s) attached to this email.

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Yours sincerely,

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

Direct Line: +44 (0)141 330 2523
Fax: 0141 330 3742

Gilbert Scott Building
University of Glasgow
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Glasgow G12 8QQ

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FOI Office, University of Glasgow

Dear Mr Steele,

We apologise for the delay in responding to your FOISA request noted above.

We are presently collating a response to your request and will contact you as soon as this has been completed.

Yours sincerely


Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

Direct Line: +44 (0)141 330 2523
Fax: +44 (0)141 330 3742
Email: [University of Glasgow request email]

Gilbert Scott Building
University of Glasgow
University Avenue
Glasgow G12 8QQ

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401

FOI Office, University of Glasgow

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Dear Mr Steele,

Please find attached the University's response to your Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 request dated 25 January 2013 timed 12:44 hours.

You will find that the University's response to your information request is in PDF (Portable Document Format) file(s) attached to this email.

The PDF file format is used for electronic distribution because it preserves the look and feel of the original document complete with fonts, colours, images, and layout. To open a PDF file you can download a free program called Acrobat Reader and install it onto your computer by clicking on to the following URL:

http://www.adobe.co.uk/products/acrobat/...

Yours sincerely,

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

Direct Line: +44 (0)141 330 2523
Fax: 0141 330 3742

Gilbert Scott Building
University of Glasgow
University Avenue
Glasgow G12 8QQ

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401