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).
Data is collected at a minimum annually by a survey. This survey is then used to generate XML to populate the database.
To account for variation within an institution across pipelines or projects, there is an option to submit up to two blocks of information which are distinguished by the pipeline and project information provided. To account for variation, for an institution, within a pipeline there is an option to submit up to three blocks of information and provide stage information (age and procedures completed) to distinguish the blocks.