Dispensation from §57

§ 57 – Participation in animal experiments: If you wish to take part in animal experiments carried out under another person’s licence, then you must apply for a dispensation from §57 (functions AD in accordance with EU directive 2010/63, Article 23.2).

How to apply for § 57 dispensation

The applicant is required to have had successfully completed relevant educational studies and in that connection has both theoretical and practical training that, as a minimum, corresponds to functions AD-courses/FELASA-B course.
It is also required that the applicant can document that he/she has sufficient knowledge of the animal species to be used. This knowledge may have been obtained through practical learning in an institution or in a commercial laboratory.

Do you have a certificate from a FELASA-accredited course (AD)?

If yes:

  • Complete online course on Danish legislation
  • Submit all the following documents and write “application for dispensation from §57” in the subject field:
    • Certificate of completion for online course on Danish legislation
    • Certificate in laboratory animal competence (EU functions AD) including learning outcomes
    • Contact details (workplace)

If no:

  • Complete online course on Danish legislation
  • Submit all the following documents and write “application for dispensation from §57” in the subject field:
    • Certificate of completion for online course on Danish legislation
    • Certificate in laboratory animal competence including learning outcomes
    • Relevant course certificates including learning outcomes
    • Contact details (workplace)

Your application will be dealt with when all the necessary information has been
submitted to the Animal Experiments Inspectorate.

The Animal Experiments Inspectorate will notify you after a short time of whether you fulfill the criteria for dispensation or not.