Biological Research Centre
The Biological Research Centre of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences was established to pursue the following aims and functions.
Aim of the Centre: to provide opportunities for researchers, students, residents, and doctoral students to conduct scientific experiments and research, and develop practical skills working with laboratory and other animals for the ultimate purpose of developing research, Veterinary Medicine and other study programmes.
Functions of the Centre:
- Consulting and participating in the planning and organization of experimental animal research at the University divisions.
- Providing conditions for conducting and organizing scientific research at the Centre.
- Providing conditions for the execution of study programmes Veterinary Medicine, Medicine, and other study programmes.
- Facilitating the effective use of scientific and educational infrastructure by procuring the necessary equipment and providing professional human resources.
- Participating in the training of specialists, researchers, and other training.
- Participating in specialist training, professional development, and improvement of their practical skills.
- Disseminating the experience, publishing research results in scientific publications, providing consultations on animal health, welfare, biosafety, and other issues.
- Treating animals kept at the Centre.
Type of activity: a company that uses experimental animals (veterinary approval number LT 61-19-004 issued by the State Food and Veterinary Service (VMVT).
The building of the Biological Research Centre was completed in September 2015. The building covers an area of 1100 square meters. The building has two floors, with the first floor allocated to animal housing for pigs, sheep, goats, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, mice, and birds. The second floor houses administrative offices and an operating complex.
The Centre pursues its activities in accordance with European Parliament and Council Directive (EU) No. 2010/63 on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes, the Law of the Republic of Lithuania on Animal Welfare and Protection, and Order No. B1-866 of 31 October 2021 by the Director of the State Food and Veterinary Service “On the approval of requirements for the keeping, care, and use of animals for scientific and educational purposes”. All scientific research activities and experiments conducted at the Centre are carried out with permission from the State Food and Veterinary Service.