chirurgie, biologie

Continuing Education for the use of live animals in scientific purposes # 3: rodent breeding colony management

In addition to specific training, the use of live animals for scientific purposes requires a continuous training of 3 days every 6 years.
This training day validates one day of continuing education to be included in the skills booklet.


  • know how to choose an animal model the most suitable for the planned studies
  • know the rules of management of a rodent facility
  • be familiar with the requirements of the animal care program
  • be warned about transportation rules for animals used for scientific purposes


  • panel of the different organisms used in animal research
  • reasoned management of an animal facility :
    parameters related to reproduction
    environment-related parameters
    importance of phenotyping and genotyping of transgenic lines
  • rules for developing an animal program in an animal facility
  • transportation of animals used for scientific purposes



  • Lectures.
  • Practical training.
  • Teaching materials, bibliography and documentation are given to the participants.



  • Teaching method adapted to acquire the strategic laws.
  • Instructors: Professor of Genetics and Researcher, experts in use of live animals for scientific purposes.


Competency Development Action Category:

(Article L6313-1 of the Labour Code)
Training action

Formation:  Professional training.

Field: use of live animals for scientific purposes .

Teaching managers:

Hélène Hardin-Pouzet

Marie-Noëlle Fiamma


Duration:  1 day

Number of participants: from  4 to 20.

Price: 450 €

Location: Campus Pierre et  Marie Curie- Paris (Jussieu Paris ).

Schedule: upon request

Public :Technicians, engineers, researchers, teachers-researchers, doctoral students.

Pre-requisite: Basic knowledges in the use of live animals in scientific purposes  .

Validation: Statement of accomplishment.

Language:The course can be provided in english or french upon request.

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