Use of laboratory animals in scientific research and education

Ghent University is convinced of the added value animal research has on the development of (concrete) knowledge at the benefit of humans and animals.
However, this belief does not prevent the need for researchers to find ways to, as much as possible, reduce the number of laboratory animals and the suffering and/or distress these animals experience, and eventually, as far as possible, to aim for a research setting without laboratory animals.

Legal framework and policy

External framework supported by Ghent University


Ethics committees

  • Faculty for Veterinary Medicine
  • Faculty for Medicine and Health Sciences

Broader framework: several initiatives

Animal research policy in the media and as science communication (in Dutch)

Event Animal Research Policy at Ghent University - 24 April 2017 (in Dutch)

Event Proefdierbeleid

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