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Weighing of Interests - no obstacle for your experimental animal license application!

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M-6 – English

Weighing of Interests - no obstacle for your experimental animal license application!

Learning Objectives, Form, Scope, Content and Target Audience

Before performing an animal experiment, a well-balanced weighing of interests has to be done. On the one hand, the researcher must search his conscience regarding the research project involving animal experiments. On the other hand, he/she is also bound by law to carry out a weighing of interests. What sounds simple in theory is often not so easy in practice. Accordingly, there are always questions to the applications from the authorities.


In this lecture- and group-work-based course the participants will learn:

- more about the relevance of this part of the experimental license application

- tipps and tricks how to write a good balancing of interest text

- to understand different issues related to the balancing of interest and how authorities judge these argumentations.

This one-day workshop is aimed at all those who will write an application to perform animal experiments. Young as well as experienced researchers are equally welcome.

Criteria for the Participation

The participants must be involved in animal experimentation (as experiment, study director, Cantonal commission, KVET, …).


This course is recognized as one day continuing education in Switzerland by the Federation of Swiss Cantonal Veterinary Officers (VSKT).

Course Fees

Universities in Switzerland: CHF: 250.-
Industry, external person and institutions from abroad: CHF 380.-


Please note that we will charge you the full fees in case of a late cancellation of the course (within 3 weeks before start of the course) or in case of absence. It is the responsibility of the participant to inform the organizer of the course about the cancellation before the deadline of 3 weeks before the course to avoid the billing of the course. To charge for cancellations is common practice by other providers, too. The new proceedings for education courses became necessary due to an increasing extent of short term cancellations in training modules.


Insurance is responsibility of each participant.