Animal research facilities and COVID-19 - Report has been published

In 2021, the Danish National Committee for the Protection of Animals used for Scientific Purposes decided to examine how the country’s institutions (companies and universities with at least one animal research facility) handled the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published 27. April 2022

The Committee formulated a questionnaire with 13 questions, which asked the facilities about the start of the pandemic and the lock-down period, as well as what they learned during this period of time that they and other facilities can use in the future. The questionnaire was sent to 47 animal welfare agencies and 36 of these responded (76%).

This report aims to highlight and discuss the most important aspects of the responses, including the various internal initiatives taken within some of these facilities that could be of use in other facilities in the future.