Laboratory animals in research
At Leiden University, for some of our research we use laboratory animals. We conduct this research in a responsible way and only when there is no other viable alternative to laboratory animals. We ensure that these animals have as good a life as possible and we place high demands on the quality of the research.
Why experiment on animals?
We only conduct animal experiments if this is absolutely necessary and if there is no other way to answer the research question. Read here how we assess and account for these experiments.Read more
We do everything possible to give our laboratory animals as good a life as possible. We would like to explain what this means in practice.Read more
Given the different disciplines and degree programmes at Leiden University, the animal experiments that we conduct are very diverse. These include both biomedical and biological research.Read more
We train our scientists in conducting laboratory animal research. The attitude of the scientists towards the animals involved is a key factor.Read more
Animal Welfare Body
The Animal Welfare Body is closely involved with all aspects of research on laboratory animals.Read more