Certificate of designation

The places where scientific procedures are carried out must be licensed under a Certificate of Designation unless the nature of the work requires that it be carried out in other places, such as farms or fields. Certain types of animal must also be obtained from designated breeding or supplying establishments.

Certificate of designation forms and associated forms

Forms include:

  • An application form for a certificate of designation - including guidance notes
  • An application form for changes to a certificate of designation

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.

London - Home Office, Animals in science regulation unit, Mail point 21B, 4th Floor Seacole building, 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF

Cambridge - Home Office, PO Box 91, Cambridge CB4 0XJ

Dundee - Home Office, PO Box 6779, Dundee DD1 9WW

Shrewsbury - Home Office, PO Box 31, Shrewsbury SY3 7WN

Swindon - Home Office, PO Box 1138, Swindon SN1 2RZ  

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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