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