The Animal Unit at the Guipúzcoa Campus offers the university community and other research centres and companies a series of facilities that enable laboratory animals to be used for research and other scientific and teaching purposes. This is carried out in accordance with the legal regulations in force.
This Animal Unit is governed in accordsnce with the following legislation:
- Royal Decree 1201/2005, dated 10th October, governing the protection of animals used for experimentation and other scientific purposes (published in Official Gazette No. 252, dated 21st October 2005).
- Act 32/2007, dated 7th November, governing the care of animals, their use, transportation, experimentation and slaughter (published in Official Gazette No.268, dated 8th November 2007)
- Order dated 25th June 1991 issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries of the Basque Government, whereby regulations have been passed governing animals used for experimentation and other scientific purposes (published in the Official Gazette of the Basque Country No. 135, dated 4th July 1991).
- Regulations governing the assessment and monitoring of the methodological, ethical and legal implications of certain research and teaching activities at the UPV/EHU, and issued by the University Ethical Committee in Research and Teaching (CUEID) (published in the Official Gazette of the Basque Country No.104, dated 3rd June 2008)
This Animal Unit has been officially fitted out by the Livestock Service of the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa, registered under reference EU-001-SS as a User Establishment for Animal Experimentation.