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The main functions of CPCSEA are:

  1. Registration of establishments conducting animal experimentation or breeding of animals for this purpose.
  2. Selection and assignment of nominees for the Institutional Animal Ethics Committees of the registered establishments.
  3. Approval of Animal House Facilities on the basis of reports of inspections conducted by CPCSEA.
  4. Permission for conducting experiments involving use of animals.
  5. Recommendation for import of animals for use in experiments.
  6. Action against establishments in case of established violation of any legal norm/stipulation.
  7. Conduct of Training Programmes for the Nominees of CPCSEA.
  8. Conduct / Support of Conference / workshop on Animal Ethics.