Housed at DTU Health Tech, the BioFacility comprises DTU's animal facilities and is responsible for both operation and care of the various animal units. The animals are housed in units in controlled environments in compliance with legislation and guidelines.

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Access to BioFacility

If you want access to DTU BioFacility, you need to go through an introduction. This is initiated by sending an email to

If the purpose is to do in-vivo studies, please attach your FELASA certificate to the email.

If you have questions related to planning and experiments, write to

Possibilities at BioFacility

At the BioFacility we are:

  • Doing routine and specialised husbandry and breeding of all common laboratory animal species
  • Providing comprehensive veterinary care and expertise
  • Providing assistance with experimental procedures
  • Running rodent health surveillance programmes in accordance with FELASA guidelines
  • Providing access to specialized core facilities and specialized equipment and laboratories


To make in-vivo studies, you need a passed FELASA course (ABD).

If you are responsible for the studies, you must also have an approved permit for the planned animal studies.



Rodent facility

Section rooms and laboratory in the BioFacility rodent unit

The section rooms and laboratory are support rooms for the users of DTU’s rodent facility and can be booked by everyone with access to the rodent facility.

Please note!
Before using the rooms you must have an introduction to them by a BioFacility employee. Contact for an introduction. 

When booking a support room the following must be stated:

  • Animal species in the room
  • Equipment in the room

The price is DKK 75.00 per started hour/per room and is invoiced once a month.

If you wish to cancel a reservation, it must be done at least 40 hours before the booked time.

Operation and maintenance of the support rooms

BioFacility is responsible for the operation, but as a user you have the following obligations:

  • Clean up and empty the bins when you are finished
  • All garbage bags must be sorted in the respective waste containers
  • Dead animals are sorted correctly, either in fridges/freezers or in yellow buckets 
  • Clean tables and floors for blood or other tissue residue
  • Use ethanol to wipe off table surfaces.
  • All tables and floor surfaces look as they did when you received the room
  • If there are things that break/missing, report this to and to BioF's user list

The rooms contain locked equipment that cannot be moved. This is by agreement.


Booking by users employed at DTU:
The rooms can be booked in the Outlook calendar and have the following names:
  • Ly202-R3906-Sektionsrum 2
  • Ly202-R3910- sektionsrum 1
  • Ly202-R3916- GMO1-Sektionsrum 
  • LY-202-R3918-Laboratorie

Please note that 3916 is exclusively for work with GMO1 organisms. 

Booking by external users: 
Please contact 

Please note that the price lists may be subject to change.

In-vivo studies

Request for laboratory animal study

When planning a laboratory animal study you must send in a request to be approved by site coordinator. 

Please note that an internal approval does not replacement the need for a permit from the The Animal Experiments Inspectorate but merely indicates that BioFacility has the resources to carry out the experiment for a given period. Project manager must approve this budget before further planning can start.

Download the request for laboratory animal study here.

Calculate the size you need for your experiment using the page

Study protocol

When you have an agreement with the BioFacility you must fill in a Study protocal template (document in Danish).

Would you like to know more?

Questions related to planning and experiments:

Please contact BioFacility:

Request for an animal study:

Please contact BioFacility:

Access to BioFacility:

If you would like to get access to BioFacility, please send an email to:
If the purpose is to do in vivo studies, please attach your FELASA certificate to the email.