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Laboratory Animal Services Center (LASC)

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You are a researcher looking to get access to LASC facilities? A professor / licence holder looking for information about how to get a cage contingent? You already have access but your employment changed?

You want to order animals or pharmaceuticals? Need to use an IVIS or an Irradiation unit for your experiments? You need advice regarding sick animals? You know how to set up a transfer work order but want to look up the deadlines?

Animal Management System (iRATS)

iRATS (animal database)

More about iRATS (animal database)

Helpful FAQs, user guides and video tutorials await you here. Not to forget release notes of recent or upcoming iRATS updates.


You always wondered how LASC is organised? Want to know more about our facilities and everything that comes with it? You like to stay up to date with the newest news? Or do you want to work for us?

Browse through our FAQs, check out our link list or simply contact us via mail, phone or contact form.


Everything that you need to know about GMOs, single housing and transport of animals. Plus some information about inspections and our LASC user agreement.


LASC news

  • iRATS update June 2024!

    A new iRATS version is ready to be released. The update will take place on Tuesday June 4, 2024. iRATS will not be available from 18:00 to ca. 18:30.

  • Bulk order of Ethiqa for UZH and ETHZ

    To share the very high shipping costs (US) a bulk order from the UZH and ETHZ can be placed for the new extended release buprenorphine Ethiqa XR®. Ordering deadline is Friday 12th July. Interested? Read the information carefully and contact us in case of questions.

  • iRATS update April 2024!

    Due to cybersecurity reasons the iRATS login requires a multi-factor-authentication (MFA). This update will be installed on Tuesday April 02, 2024. iRATS will not be available from 18:00 to ca. 18:15.
    Learn more about the update here.

  • iRATS update March 2024!

    On Tuesday March 12, 2024 a new iRATS feature will be rolled out. iRATS will not be available from 18:00 to ca. 19:00.
    The update changes how the notifications of single-housed animals are displayed and partly also how these notifications have to be processed.

  • LASC website updated

    Several changes were made to the design of our website but also to the navigation in reducing the amount of categories. Check out the summary or just browse through our website and find out.