One of the NCad’s main duties is to provide advice on laboratory animal welfare, and how this can be improved.

The NCad submits solicited and unsolicited advisory reports to the Minister of Agriculture, the Central Authority for Scientific Procedures on Animals (CCD), and the Animal Welfare Bodies (IvD). These reports relate to the acquisition, breeding, housing, care and use of animals in procedures. The guiding principle here involves the Replacement, Reduction and Refinement of animal procedures.