The Fundamental Guidelines for the Conduct of Animal Experiments set forth by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) requires that research institutions be socially transparent by undergoing external verification of animal experiments. To this end, the Human Resource Development for Promoting External Verification of Animal Experimentation project aims to promote and raise awareness of the external verification system for animal experiments. The NBRP is working to improve the verification system, increase the rate of external verification, and develop related educational materials.
・Number of external verifier experts trained: 22 (in 2015) to 101 in (2020)
・Total number of institutions that have undergone external verification: 111 (in 2015) to 237 (in 2020, including 14 institutions outside the jurisdiction of MEXT)
・Total number of external verifier participants: about 108