BAIHATA CHARIALI, Dec 20 - A two-day regional training programme conducted by the Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA) to ensure that animals are not subjected to unnecessary pain or suffering before, during or after experiments are performed on them, concluded on December 14 at the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Mirza.
CPCSEA is a statutory committee of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, and has been constituted under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960.
There are 1,770 establishments/research institutions registered with the CPCSEA which conducts experiments and research on various small and large animals.
The CPCSEA nominates its nominees in the Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC) of each establishment and this programme was conducted to train these nominees. Dr USN Murty, Director, NIPER, Guwahati, inaugurated the event.
The training programme was attended by 45 participants from all over the country. In the training programme, information has been disseminated by Dr Pritam Mohan, professor, Department of Pharmacology, College of Veterinary Science, AAU, Guwahati; Dr Vivek Tyagi and Dr Kripali Pande, expert consultants of the CPCSEA, New Delhi on the various guidelines of CPCSEA, different forms, procedures of inspection of animal house facilities and website of the CPCSEA.
The vote of thanks for organising the event was conveyed by Dr VGM Naidu, associate professor and dean (in-charge), NIPER, Guwahati.