Step 1. Compliance

Researchers are required (by HK legislation and University requirement) to meet the following compliance BEFORE requesting access to LAF.

1. Animal License Application (Department of Health, HK Government)
2. AEC Protocol Approval (Animal Ethic Committee, VPRDO, HKUST)
  • You must have an AEC-approved Animal Experiment Protocol prior to commence any animal work in the University. This is stipulated by the Hong Kong Government. All procedures and materials/drugs used on the experiment must strictly adhere to the relevant AEP. Any amendments to the procedures and materials/drugs used in the experiment must be amended on the AEP and subjected to AEC review before the experiment can continue.  Exceptions might be made with the special approval of the Attending Veterinarian.
  • Principle Investigator is required to submit the protocol for VPRDO approval via Tick@Lab
  • Find the guideline here. Please contact AEC for further advises on AEC Protocols via the email 
  • AEC will notify users after the approval of the Protocol
3. Medical Surveillance (Health, Safety & Environment Office, HKUST)
  • Complete the online Biological Safety course MC06 and assessment by HSEO
  • Complete and submit Occupational Health Assessment and Medical Surveillance Enrollment Form to HSEO
  • Schedule a medical examination with the HSEO
  • The Occupational Physician will issue a Medical Examination Result after the medical examination
  • The user will send a photo or scanned copy of the document to LAF office (
Note: It is researchers’ responsibility to keep all relevant documents updated and accurate.