Design and supervise procedures and projects using animals (Function B)

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A compulsory training course in laboratory animal science for those who are responsible for project licence applications, and are planning and designing experiments in research projects using laboratory animals.

Former "LAS for project directors". This course is subject to FELASA accreditation.

If your procedures require surgery or anaesthesia, please see procedures requiring surgery and anaesthesia


March 13-22, 2018.


To be held at the Comparative Medicine Learning Lab, Karolinska Institutet, Campus Solna. 

Typical schedule

Approx. from 9.00 to 17.00.

Detailed schedule

Target audience

Persons who will be responsible to apply for a project license for animal studies (i.e. ethical permit), and to design procedures or projects using animals.

Key contents 

- Quality and good practice in animal research.

- Good experimental design.

- Implementation & application of the 3Rs.

- Legal, ethical & animal welfare issues.

- Project license application & harm-benefit analysis. 


Final examination consist of a written examination and assessment of group work. Participants will pass or fail this course. 


We admit no more than 16 students per course. Priority will be given to postdocs and senior researchers over doctoral students. Admissions will be handled on first come, first served basis. Only fully- and properly-completed applications will be considered.

Prerequisites for admission

To apply for the Function B course you need a) Bachelor or Candidate degree of at least 180 credits in biomedicine, biotechnology, cell and molecular biology, medicine or the equivalent, and b) Function A level of competence or equivalent, e.g. Laboratory Animal Science for Researchers or FELASA Category B.      

FELASA accreditation

The course program has been arranged in accordance with FELASA recommendations and the latest EU guidelines for the education and training of persons designing procedures and projects using animals (i.e. Function B). It is subject to FELASA accreditation for Function B-specific modules EU 7, EU 9, EU 10 and EU 11. 

Admission fee

All course participants are charged an admission fee of 7 820 SEK including INDI.

Apply for the course

Please apply here:

Make sure your application is complete! If the application form is not properly completed it will not be processed. Applications where no proper ZZ reference code, project number or a valid KI email/official email address have been entered will not be considered. Do not use your private e-mail address in the application form.  If you do not have a Swedish civic registration number, state your date of birth (year, month, day) in the application.

Registration conditions

The course requires a minimum of 10 participants to be organized. In the event of a course being cancelled, the LAS E&T Unit will contact you as soon as possible and participants will receive a full refund.

Cancellation policy

The LAS E&T Unit require a formal cancellation notification. No-shows or late cancellations (within 2 weeks prior to the first course day) will be charged a fee of 4 000 SEK. To cancel your attendance, email the LAS E&T Unit at 


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