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Last-minute scramble on animal legislation

Managers of animal research units face a rush to comply with new regulations governing the use of animals in their work. The rules take effect on 1 January but research institutes only received details of the changes they must make from the Home Office on 13 November.

“It’s all very short notice,” says Barbara Mortimer, director of the services unit at the University of Bristol. “We’re running very close to the wire.” Paul Flecknell, a vet who is responsible for the management of Newcastle University’s animal research facilities, says he was “not impressed” with the “very tight timeframe”. Managers who need to make certain changes must send details to the Home Office by 30 November.

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