The housing and husbandry capture form is an institute overview form to capture how the animals are housed and cared for as the environment influences the observed phenotype. The questions have been based on the requirements of the Animal Research: Reporting In Vivo Experiments guidelines (ARRIVE)(Kilkenny PLOS One 2010), Gold Standard Publication Checklist (GSPC) reporting guidelines (Hooijmans ATLA 2010) and the GA passport (RSPCA 2010).
Each unique set of conditions within a specified timeframe is submitted by centres. Each centre may have multiple sets of active conditions within the same time-frame if some animals have different housing conditions depending on e.g. lifestage.
Submission identifier is used to identify a unique submission, and the same identifier is used if a set of conditions have corrected or updated details in a new submission, while new identifiers are used to identify each separate set of conditions.