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Swedish legislation & ethics

A web-based course about Swedish legislation and ethics in experimental animal research.

EU modules 1-2.

  • Theory only
  • Theory + practical training

Researchers with education in laboratory animal science from countries other than Sweden need to pass the Swedish legislation, ethics and animal use course before they will be granted access to animal facilities at Karolinska Institutet.

The course aims at researchers with previous education in laboratory animal science on FELASA B, FELASA C or equivalent levels (Directive Function A, D - EU Directive 2010/63 art. 23-26 and Directive Function A, B, D – EU Directive 2010/63, art. 23-26).

Your existing competence in laboratory animal science

If you have had previous education and training in Laboratory Animal Science you need to have your existing competence evaluated before applying to the course in Swedish legislation & Ethics. Scan and send your current documentation on completed courses in Laboratory Animal Science to You will then receive further instructions for the competence assessment.

How do I arrange access to an animal facility?

Contact the animal facility you want to access: Gain access authorizaton to animal facilities.

Apply for the course

You apply for the course by submitting a completed application form, see below. We recommend that you first save the form to your desktop before you start completing it. Submit the completed application form via e-mail to

Application form

Admission fee

Professors, associate professors, assistant professors, guest researchers, lab managers, biomedical scientists, research assistants, master students, undergraduate students and animal technologists from KI are charged an admission fee of 2000 SEK (including INDI.

From the 1st January 2016, a few course places will be offered free of charge for PhD students registered at KI. The course fee of 2000 SEK (including INDI) will be charged for post docs host department/research group. Please contact us for information on course fees for contract education.