About the department – University of Copenhagen

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About the department

The facility is divided into 6 separate sites: One at the Panum Institute (hereafter abbreviated Panum), one at the Copenhagen University Hospital/Rigshospitalet (hereafter abbreviated RH), one at the Biocenter (hereafter abbreviated Bio), one at the August Krogh Building (hereafter abbreviated AKB), one at Frederiksberg Campus (hereafter abbreviated FRB) and one at the Taastrup campus calle Rørrendegårdp (hereafter abbreviated TAA). The Department is a part of Campusstalden. Campusstalden includes, on management level, representatives from the University of Copenhagen (Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Faculty of Science and BRIC) and The Capital Region of Denmark (Region Hovedstaden).


  • Routine and specialized husbandry and breeding of all common laboratory animal species
  • Comprehensive veterinary care and expertise
  • Assistance with experimental procedures
  • Diagnostic pathology
  • Rodent health surveillance program in accordance with FELASA guidelines
  • Access to specialized Core Facilities and laboratories
  • Access to advanced surgical facilities and specialized equipment
  • Assistance with policies and forms
  • Ensure compliance with national and international legislation and guidelines
  • Import and export of research animals
  • Teaching programs and courses for investigators, PhD-students, undergraduate students and staff

The Department is in full compliance with the European Convention for the Protection of Vertebrate Animals Used for Experimental and Other Scientific Purposes, Council of Europe (ETS 123), as mentioned above. The Department is also in full compliance with the European Union Directive (Directive 86/609/EEC on the protection of animals used for experimental and other scientific purposes)