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.

Update on the current SARS-CoV-2 situation

Update on the SARS-CoV-2 situation

The most recent information regarding husbandry maintenance and available services can be found here.

Please be aware that in the current situation, temporary measures can be adjusted or changed within the shortest time!

IMPORTANT: Please update your personal information in iRATS, especially mobile phone numbers! -> At the moment we receive a lot of email-requests regarding the measures taken due to SARS-CoV-2. In order to process these requests faster and more efficient, it is often easier for us to contact you via phone!


Introductory courses for new users:

For information about the access application procedure please read: Access to LASC-Vivaria for new Research Personnel


-> Next dates for the theoretical introduction on hygiene rules and legal regulations in LASC-rodent vivaria (duration 60 min):

Dates for next courses:

  • Tuesday, October 27th at 10:00
  • Tuesday, November 10th at 10:00

Location: Campus Irchel, building Y25, room H26

IMPORTANT: Limited number of participants (-> compliance with the BAG distance rules), therefore REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY!

Please send an email request to veterinary.services@lasc.uzh.ch if you wish to participate.


-> Next dates and registration for iRATS training:

Please use the registration form

Location (for both courses): Y25 H26 (on Campus Irchel)