FAQ to the BfR of 1 November 2014
German law has given the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) the legal mandate to anonymously publish non-technical summaries of authorised animal testing projects in Germany. The AnimalTestInfo database provides non-technical project summaries to the general public. It contains information about all projects which have been applied by research departments of universities, industry and the federal government, and subsequently have been authorised by the competent authorities in the federal states. The applicants are responsible for the content of the project summaries published by the BfR.
The BfR is home to ZEBET (Centre for Documentation and Evaluation of Alternatives to Animal Experiments). The goal of the BfR is to reduce the use of animals for scientific purposes to an indispensable amount and to develop alternatives to animal testing.