Estudios Clínicos y Preclínicos​ - Inglés

Animal research projects

Animal research projects

Below you can access the services offered by the CAEW and the rules for the presentation of animal research projects to be carried out at the Hospital Clínico San Carlos or that request to be evaluated by the CAEW of HCSC.


The services provided by the Committee are as follows:

Advise staff dealing with animals on animal welfare issues related to the acquisition, housing, care, and use of animals.

Advise staff on the implementation of the replacement, reduction, and refinement requirement, and keep them informed of technical and scientific developments in the implementation of such requirement.

Establish and review internal operational processes with regard to the monitoring, reporting, and tracking of animal welfare related information.

Advise on rehoming or adoption schemes, including the appropriate socialisation of animals to be rehomed or adopted.

Evaluate the projects requiring the use of animals, as well as their modifications, whenever these are relevant, issuing for this purpose the report referred to in Article 33.1 of RD 53/2013, and monitor the projects taking into account their effect on the animals used, as well as determine and evaluate the elements that best contribute to replacement, reduction, and refinement.


Documents required to apply to the CAEW for the evaluation of procedures:​

Document Application for evaluation and project report

Non-technical summary of the Compliance Project with Article 36 of RD 53/2013 (only in the case of Type II and III projects).

General information for animal procedures

Resolution Authorised Body of the Hospital Clínico San Carlos

Application for authorisation report of experimental procedure to the EMEA for GMOs

Request for project evaluation to the OH of the HCSC

Training requirements to be met by personnel handling animals used, bred or provided for experimental and other scientific purposes, including teaching.