Central Animal Laboratory

The well trained and qualified personnel take care of the laboratory animals with consideration given to their welfare. The staff assists research groups in experimental procedures and, if necessary, carries out the whole experiment. Research groups are guided in the ethical use of laboratory animals and supported in technical questions regarding the use and handling of animals.

According to legislation, the Central Animal Laboratory (CAL) provides training in the theory and practice of care and use of laboratory animals for researchers and technicians, as well as voluntary workshop on handling lab animals.
In addition, CAL provides services for external clients based on different agreements and, if required,in compliance with OECD guidelines fulfilling GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) requirements.
Laboratory ensures that all the procedures are performed in accordance with internal and external quality assurance and follow the 3 R’s principals:
• REFINEMENT – methods which minimise suffering and improve animal welfare
• REDUCTION– methods which minimise the number of animals used per experiment
• REPLACEMENT – methods which avoid or replace the use of animals


Workshop in Systematic Reviews of Animal Experiments 16.1.2018

Date: 16.1.2018
Time: 8:30 – 17:00
Place: University of Turku, Agora T6 / K126C
Vesilinnantie 5, 2nd floor, 20520, Turku

Attached please find the brochure containing the program. The course fee 50 €.

Systematic Reviews workshop program.pdfSystematic Reviews workshop program.pdf

Link for registration

For more information, please contact


Central Animal Laboratory, Office
​Itäinen Pitkäkatu 4 A, 6th floor 
FI-20520 Turku
Puh: +358 (0) 2 333 7271
Matkapuh +358 (0) 40 700 4996
Matkapuh +358 (0) 40 569 6398

Manager, Adjunct Professor
Ulla-Marjut Jaakkola
Matkapuh. +358 (0) 400 827 506
Sähköposti: umjaakko(at)