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Training

Only educated and trained, qualified personnel are allowed to do animal experiments and take care of the animals. A person carrying out an animal experiment is competent, when he/she has completed a laboratory animal course. Animal caretaker must complete the professional examination or he/she must gain the professional skills with working experience.

In Finland, we are following EU Directive´s (2010/63/EU) minimum requirements to education and training and the requirements for obtaining, maintaining and demonstrating requisite competence for the functions A, B, C and D:

(a) carrying out procedures on animals
(b) designing procedures and projects
(c) taking care of animals
(d) killing animals

EU's Education and training framework

 

Education at the University of Helsinki:

The use of animals in research: course for people carrying out procedures


Laboratory Animal Centre arranges a Function A course for researchers "The use of animals in research: the course for the person carrying out procedures on animals" twice a year in English. The course gives legal competence to carry out procedures with mice or rats or with both species (according to Act 497/2013, Decree 564/2013 and Directive 2010/63/EU).The course is accreditated by FELASA - the Federation of Laboratory Animal Science Associations.



The use of animals in research: course for people designing procedures and projects

Laboratory Animal Centre arranges a Functon B course for researchers "The use of animals in research: course for people designing procedures and projects" once a year. This course together with the course for the people carrying out procedures on animals and a relevant higher academic degree gives legal competence (according to Act 497/2013 and Decree 564/2013) to design procedures and projects. The course for the person carrying out procedures on animals must be completed in order to be accepted into this course.


Further information: niina.kemppinen-at-helsinki.fi

 

 

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