​The staff maintains their professional competence by education, training and assessments.

The personnel of the CAL ensure that:

  • research projects  are implemented in accordance with the legislation and project authorisation
  • persons responsible for the projects have adequate education, training and qualifications
  • researchers are advised in matters related to the welfare of animals
  • there is an  appropriate veterinary care for controlling the state of health, medication, treatment and advance prevention of illness, and ensuring the welfare of animals.

A project may be planned by a person who holds a higher education degree and has successfully completed training in the use of animals for scientific or educational purposes in accordance with the teaching programme of a higher education institution or approved by the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland.