Project applications

The programme of work must be authorised in a project licence.

Completing the form

Applicants are strongly advised to contact their local Home Office inspector before starting to complete the form. Project licence applications often contain mistakes - please read our list of common failings to avoid making the same errors.

Project licence application form

The project licence application form states the legal basis for the information we require to assess an application. It is intended to minimise unnecessary bureaucracy without compromising animal welfare. We are developing an online application process which will integrate with the new form.

Amendments - Requests for changes to a project licence must be made using the application for change application form.

Examples - We are also providing some completed examples which indicate the amount and the level of detail that is needed.

Project licence applications and associated forms

Download the forms to apply for project licences.

Forms to download include:

Project licence application form

Form to apply to make changes to a project licence

Referral of applications to the Animal Procedures Committee (APC) -ASPI/APLS/APC guidance

Use, continued use and re-use of animals

Where to send completed forms

Completed application forms should be sent via the applicant's Certificate Holder to the local office. Correspondence should be addressed to the Home Office and not a named official.


Home Office, Animals in science regulation unit, Mail point 21B, 4th floor Seacole Building, 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF
Telephone: 0207 0354785


Home Office, PO Box 91, Cambridge CB4 0XJ
Telephone: 01223 433400


Home Office, PO Box 6779, Dundee DD1 9WW
Telephone: 01382 223189


Home Office, PO Box 31, Shrewsbury SY3 7WN
Telephone: 01743 241612


Home Office, PO Box 1138, Swindon SN1 2RZ 
Telephone: 01793 514029

Archived websites

If you are looking for information held on the Animals Scientific Procedures website prior to 7 May 2010, you can now find it on the Animals Scientific Procedures website kept by The National Archives. Information includes:

  • training
  • regulation
  • abstracts
  • publications
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