The Animal facility and experimental operations Platform of the Health Research Institute of Biodonostia aims to be flexible and offer a solution to the problems facing the researchers. The platform was designed to be able to work with small, medium and large animals (mice, rats, guinea pigs, rabbits and pigs), providing its users with technical advice regarding the test animals and their environment, making sure existing legislation and regulations on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes are met.
The platform went through the process of registering on the list of breeding centres, suppliers and users of test animals, having already been registered as an establishment that uses test animals (200690050419). We also obtained the notification of first use of premises to carry out contained use operations with genetically modified organisms (GMO) and the risk assessment of contained use operations with GMO for type I premises.
The Animal facility and experimental operations Platform provides support to the areas of research and teaching as regards the use of animals for those purposes, both for internal and external users.