Welcome to the website of the Laboratory Animal Services Center (LASC).

Our mission is to support biomedical research at the University of Zurich by providing various specialised support services, primarily in the field of animal husbandry and veterinary services.

In addition, the LASC is responsible for the Animal Management System (iRATS) and it can provide individual training for scientists regarding common experimental procedures.

Emergency contacts can be found here


Introduction courses for new users:

Next dates for the theoretical introduction on hygiene rules and legal regulations in LASC-rodent vivaria (duration 60 min, no registration needed):

  • Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 at 10:00
  • Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 at 10:00

Next dates and registration for iRATS training:
Please use the registration form

Location (for both courses): Y25H26 (on Campus Irchel)
For further information please read: Access to LASC-Vivaria for new Research Personnel