You must comply with this code if you are involved in the care and use of animals for scientific purposes. This code sets out an ethical framework and governing principles to provide guidance to investigators, institutions, animal ethics committees, animal carers and all those involved in the care and use of animals for scientific purposes.
The code encompasses all aspects of the care and use of animals for scientific purposes where the aim is to acquire, develop or demonstrate knowledge or techniques in any area of science. The code applies to the care and use of all live non-human vertebrates and cephalopods. It applies throughout the animal's involvement in activities and projects, including acquisition, transport, breeding, housing, husbandry, the use of the animal in a project, and the provisions for the animal at the completion of their use.