Experimental animal research at Umeå University is organized within Umeå Centre for Comparative Biology (UCCB). Our main task is to organize and administrate with a focus on use of laboratory animals, which in plain terms means housing, husbandry and help breeding of the experimental animals demanded by researchers.
UCCB are responsible for all aspects of use of laboratory animals at Umeå University.
Everyone that work with laboratory animals must have undergone adequate training.
Every experiment with laboratory animals must be approved by an Animal Research Ethics Committee.
Transgene facility, specialized infrastructure and equipment are found within UCCB.