Statistical Reporting

There is a legal requirement for HPRA to collect and publish statistical information annually on the use of animals in procedures and to make that information available to the European Commission by 10 November each year.

Statistical Reporting

  • We are required to collect and make publicly available, on an annual basis, statistical information on the use of animals in procedures, including information on the actual severity of the procedures.

  • We must collect and submit statistical information to the European Commission by 10 November every year using the Commission’s common reporting format.

  • For animals used between 01 January and 31 December in any year, we require that all researchers and/or breeder/supplier/user establishments submit the statistical information relating to that year by the 28 February of the following year.

Guidance and Statistical Reporting Forms

  • Statistical data must be submitted using the EU statistical excel file template only which is shared directly with the relevant contact person in each establishment.

Published Reports

Please note that the Department of Health was the competent authority for the regulation of animals used for scientific purposes up until 31 December 2012, and published information on the use of animals up until that date. We are not in a position to address any queries in relation to statistical information predating 2013.

Queries in relation to statistical reporting should be sent to