Areas of Application

The aim of the General Animal Unit Service is to offer the university community the animals used for experimentation which are required in research and teaching. It provides technical advice to  users regarding animals used for experimentation and also regarding their environment, and is in charge of ensuring compliance with the regulations in force governing the protection of animals used for scientific purposes.


This Service comprises three Units located on premises of the Faculties of Pharmacy /Alava Unit), Medicine and Odontology (Vizcaya Unit) and Psychology ( Guipúzcoa Unit). At each of them, users are deemed to be those researchers from the UPV/EHU who need to use laboratory animals for their experimental and/or teaching work.