Board for Animals in Research and Teaching (FDN)

Last changed: 13 June 2019

Board for Animals in Research and Teaching (FDN) is to function as SLU’s animal welfare body and therefore work actively to prioritise animal welfare within the organisation.

The Board for Animals in Research and Teaching (FDN) must follow the Swedish Board of Agriculture’s regulations (SJVFS 2015:24 Article L 150). This includes providing advice to staff regarding animal welfare, as well as establishing and inspecting internal routine descriptions for the supervision, reporting and monitoring of the animals’ welfare and the comprehensive work with animal welfare at the organisation.

The Board for Animals in Research and Teaching works (amongst other things) with the tasks mentioned below. Don’t hesitate to contact the council if you have any questions or thoughts.

Members of FDN

Katarina Cvek     koordinator för försöksdjursfrågor, ordförande
Åsa Eriksson försökstekniker, VH-fakulteten
Jenny Hedenby klinikchef, UDS
Anders Herlin univ.lektor, LTV-fakulteten
Lena Lidfors prof., VH-fakulteten
Jonas Malmsten post doc, S-fakulteten
Erik Petersson prof., NJ-fakulteten, vice ordförande
Studentrepresentant Husdjursrådet
Kristina Julin sekreterare, planeringsavdelningen
Anders Alanärä

prof., S-fak. suppleant för Jonas Malmsten

Petter Kjellander prof., NJ-fak, suppleant för Erik Petersson
Branislav Lakic klinikveterinär, UDS, suppleant för Jenny Hedenby
Hanna Sassner forskare, LTV-fak, suppleant för Anders Herlin
Marcin Surminski stallförman, VH-fakulteten, suppleant för Åsa Eriksson
Julia Österberg samordnare, VH-fak, suppleant för Lena Lidfors


Planning and conduct of animal testing must follow the Three R's (Reduce, Refine, Replace). This means that:

• as few animals as possible must be used, if there is an alternative way to obtain the same statistically significant result (Reduce).

• the living conditions and care of animals used must undergo continual improvement, and the research methods used must minimise stress and pain (Refine).

• the development of new procedures is to be followed for methods that can replace the use of live animals in research. These methods are to be used where possible (Replace).

Here are some links with information that can be useful when planning your next experiment:

NC3Rs - the British 3R centre /ARRIVE guidelines

Norecopa - PREPARE guidelines

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