The Instituto de Neurociencias (IN) RMG animal facility houses mice under specific pathogen-free (SPF) conditions. It has an approximate area of 2000 square meters, offering their services to more than 20 research groups. It is part of the Universidad Miguel Hernández (UMH) Animal Experimentation Service.
The RMG technicians do a complete breeding management of the mice colonies, registering all the data in a special designed database. The database is also used for communicating with the researches. In that way the researches can give instructions and ask for services, and our technicians accomplish more than a 1.000 orders per week.
All the work carried out by the Animal Facility complies with both national and EU legislation – Spanish Royal Decree RD53/2013 and EU Directive 2010/63/UE – for the protection of animals used for research experimentation and other scientific purposes. Experimental procedures and projects are reviewed and evaluated by an external Research Ethics and Animal Welfare Committee, as well as by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). The animals are handled by specialized and accredited personnel according to the Orden ECC/566/2015.