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ANIMAL FACILITY

The Animal Facility at IBCN has the function of managing the animal colonies adopted for scientific research. The main tasks are: to manage the animal facility records such as births, deaths, mating, controlled drugs; to define the correct husbandry for the laboratory animals, including mating and weaning; to control and promote animal welfare by selecting the correct diets, monitoring the hygienic conditions of animal rooms and other areas within the animal facility, most of all by preserving the animal health in accordance with the guidelines of the Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations  (FELASA); finally to organize the work of the entire staff.

The Animal Facility also supports the researchers in their experimental activity, especially by reviewing the experimental protocols and coordinating the procedures with the Competent Authority.

The Animal Facility organizes courses on laboratory animal science:

✔ "Scienza degli animali da laboratorio" (FELASA-Cat. B, corso n. 023/2009) felasa

✔ "L'uso della statistica nella ricerca biomedica" course on biostatistic for personnel working with animal models (researchers, animal technicians, caretakers, etc.).

The Animal Facility carries out research on animal welfare and bio-safety for personnel (Laboratory animal allergy)

In the Animal Facility operates a Veterinarian, who is in charge for monitoring and improving animals health and well-being.

IBCN  Animal Facility at Via del Fosso di Fiorano

The Animal Facility at Via Fosso di Fiorano is shared by three scientific istitutions: CNR, Fondazione Santa Lucia and EBRI

Animal Facility:  conventional


Species : mice and rats


Number of cages:  2300


Staff:    1 Head of Animal Facility 1 Deputy Head of Animal Facility 7 animal technicians


Environmental enrichment for animals:  all cages have nesting material and mouse house
Health monitoring report: quarterly, the facility complies with the Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations (FELASA).



Training activities:

Director of Animal Facility:

  • Dr.ssa M. Cristina Riviello
    Tel.: +39 06501703047
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Co-Director of Animal Facility:

  • Dr.ssa Annarita Wirz
    Tel.: +39 06 501703032
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IBCN Animal Facility IBCN at Via E. Ramarini

Animal Facility: conventional


Species: mice and frogs


Number of cages: 500


Staff: 1 Head of Animal Facility, 1 animal technician


Environmental enrichment for animals: some cages are equipped with nesting material and/or mouse house


Health monitoring report: quarterly, program complies with the Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations (FELASA).

Director of Animal Facility:

  • Dr.ssa M. Cristina Riviello
    Tel.: +39 06501703047 - +39 06 90091363
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