ABCF - our offer

The Animal Behavior Core Facility (ABCF) is the new core facility at Karolinska Institutet for behavioral studies in mice and rats. ABCF is designed to provide optimal environment, state-of-the-art instrumentation and technical/educational support to perform behavioral tests ranging from basic phenotype characterization to advanced analyses.

ABCF consists of two nodes:

  • Node KM-B (Campus Solna)
  • Node PKL (Campus Flemingsbeg

Our users can book laboratory space and equipment at both nodes.

User fees

Users pay a one-off access fee (SEK 2000), which includes an introduction to the equipment and the rules at ABCF. Advanced courses on specific methods and instruments are also available (SEK 5000 kr).

Price list

The price list was updated on 31 December 2023.

Cancellation fee

The cancellation fee is 50 SEK.

  • Hour: 200 SEK
  • Day: 950 SEK
  • Week: 2,950 SEK
  • Month: 10,000 SEK
  • Month for small room: 7,750 SEK

Computer analysis

  • Hour: 100 SEK
  • Day: 350 SEK
  • Month: 950 SEK
  • Hour: 400 SEK
  • Day: 1,900 SEK
  • Week: 5,900 SEK
  • Month: 20,000 SEK
  • Month for small room: 15,500 SEK

Computer analysis

  • Hour: 200 SEK
  • Day: 700 SEK
  • Month: 1,900 SEK
  • Hour: 800 SEK
  • Day: 3,800 SEK
  • Week: 11,800 SEK
  • Month: 40,000 SEK
  • Month for small room: 31,000 SEK

Computer analysis

  • Hour: 800 SEK
  • Day: 4,000 SEK
  • Month: 12,800 SEK

Equipment for mice in KM-B

  • 4 Horizontal and vertical locomotory cages, Actimot TSE
  • 4 Open Field cages: Noldus video tracking system
  • 2 Rotarod, Ugo Basile
  • Cat walk, Noldus
  • Treadmill DigiGait, Mouse Specific 
  • 12 Running wheel cages, TSE
  • Grip Strength
  • Hot plate, Ugo Basile
  • Balance beam walk
  • Startle Response / Prepulse Inhibition
  • Ultrasonic vocalization recording, Noldus
  • 8 Activity Monitor cages, Phenosys
  • CODA Non-Invasive Blood Pressure system, Kent Scientific
  • 2 HP Z8 workstation with GPU for video tracking and machine learning based analyses
  • RWD Fiber photometry recording system
  • Noldus EthoVision Video tracking systems XT17:
    • Morris water maze
    • Barnes maze
    • Y- and T-maze
    • Water Y maze
    • Novel Object recognition
  • 2 Multiple conditioning systems, TSE
  • 6 IntelliCage systems, TSE
  • 1 Intellicage system coupled to 2 animal gates and running wheels, TSE
  • 4 Bussey-Saksida Touchscreen chambers and food reward with integrated optogenetics setup
  • Noldus EthoVision Video tracking systems XT17:
    • Elevated plus maze
    • Elevated Zero maze
    • Marble burying
    • Forced swim cylinder
    • Social novelty
    • Three-chamber sociability
    • Hole nose poke board
  • Conditioned place preference
  • Light-dark box
  • Multiple conditioning systems (TSE)
  • IntelliCage systems (TSE)
  • 4 Bussey-Saksida Touchscreen chambers and food reward

Equipment for rats in KM-B

  • Open Field, Noldus Video tracking system
  • Startle Response / Prepulse Inhibition
  • Noldus Video tracking systems:
    • Novel Object recognition
    • Y and T maze
  • Fear conditioning

Forced swim

Equipment for mice in PKL

  • 2 Horizontal and vertical locomotion
  • 4 Open Field, Noldus Video tracking system
  • Rotarod, Ugo Basile
  • Noldus Video tracking systems:
    • Morris water maze
    • Barnes maze
    • Y- and T-maze
    • Novel Object recognition
    • Radial arm maze
  • Fear conditioning, Ugo Basile
  • Passive avoidance, Ugo Basile
  • Elevated plus maze
  • Marble burying
  • Hole nose poke board
  • Dark light box
  • Forced swim
  • Conditioned place preference

Lab equipment

equipment in the ABCF
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Some of the ABCF lab equipment.
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Content reviewer:
15-01-2024