Course in Laboratory Animal Science
EU Function ABD

Laboratory Animal Science

General information

This course is intended for persons who are supposed to work independently with laboratory animals and have the following functions:

A. Carrying out procedures on animals;
B. designing procedures and projects; and
D. euthanize animals

according to the EU Directive 2010/63/EU Article 23.2. The course is accredited by the Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations (FELASA) and approved by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries under the Danish Government.

The course gives practical and theoretic introduction to handling, housing and using laboratory animals and how to replace, refine and reduce the use of live animals for research.

After completed course, the participant will get a FELASA accredited certificate from the University of Copenhagen, and will be registered in the European FELASA database. The participant will thus be entitled to achieve a personal license to independently plan, implement and take responsibility for the design and performance of animal experimentation within the European Union according to the EU Directive 2010/63/EU Article 23.2 and the Danish executive order 2028 of 14/12/2020, §56.

The course adheres to the EU Directive 2010/63/EU and the more detailed learning outcomes described by EU's expert working group in 'A working document on the development of a common education and training framework to fulfill the requirements under the Directive' (click here for more info).

Detailed information and registration

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Contact information

Course Director
Klas Abelson
Professor, PhD
+45 35 33 55 75


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Our ABD-courses are accredited by FELASA (Federation of Laboratory Animal Science Associations), according to their accreditation program.

You can read more about it here.