Procedure for indexing NTS with ICD-10 codes, published in German
The general public shall be informed about planned animal experiments by non-technical summaries (NTSs) as stipulated in the European Directive 2010/63/EU. In Germany, NTS are made available in the searchable, web-based database AnimalTestInfo. In our meta-analysis, we classified duly completed German NTSs submitted in 2014 and 2015 to AnimalTestInfo according to the ‘International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems’ (ICD) system. Here, we present the standardised procedure for indexing NTSs with ICD-10 codes in German.