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


PGS_1675 Laboratory Animal Science Course for persons designing procedures and projects (Function B) and carrying out procedures (Function A). 
Registration is open via the webropol link:

Registration will be closed on the 2nd of March 2018.

The program of the course will be announced by 14.2.2018

Course date: 3-13.4.2018
Place: Pharmacity
Course language: English

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)