This workshop is an ideal opportunity for Named Persons or those new to Procedure Project Licence (PPL) review for the Animal Welfare & Ethical Review Body (AWERB) to learn more about the AWERB process, its functions, members' responsibilities and the contribution they can make to the AWERB process. The workshop will be interactive and participative and includes group discussion and polling exercises. Delegates attending this workshop feel more confident after attending this workshop about their own contribution to PPL review and the AWERB and what makes a good project licence application for AWERB discussion.

Controls on the use of animals in research have existed in the UK since 1876. This refresher workshop provides details of the law relating to scientific research and testing involving animals in the UK. These were revised and strengthened with the introduction of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act (ASPA) in 1986. In 2013, ASPA was amended to bring UK law into line with the requirements of EU Directive 2010/63, and new codes of practice and guidance have been introduced. UK regulations are widely regarded as some of the strictest in the world.