As part of the project licence application process, applicants must produce a summary (known as a Non-Technical Summary) [ASPA section 5A (1) (e) and (2) (a&b)] of their proposed programme of work. Non-Technical Summaries are published on the Home Office website annually once a licence has been granted. This mandatory requirement helps to put the debate on the use of animals in research and testing on a more informed footing.

The University of Cambridge publishes its Non-technical summaries on the University Biomedical Services website. The University will collate and release Non-Technical Summaries on a quarterly basis.