Research involving animals

Scientific research is linked in many areas with animal experimentation, especially where complex interactions in the whole organism are investigated and no animal-free methods are (yet) available. In the ethical treatment of laboratory animals, the 3R principle (replace - reduce - refine) is of particular importance at the University of Fribourg.

At the University of Fribourg, research is conducted on the following categories of animals:

Research Groups

Learn more about the research groups that are involved in animal research.

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Animal Welfare Office

The AWO supports the scientists, provides guidelines and internal controls.

Tasks and Contact

The 2022 annual report on animal research


Policy statement

The University of Fribourg is committed to quality and excellence in biomedical research based on animal experiments. To this end, it establishes a culture of care dedicated to human and animal welfare and is committed to transparency and education in its animal experimentation activities.