Research on the animal model for medical progress
The University of Cologne works at the highest level in research and teaching - also internationally. Basic biomedical research as well as translational and applied research are an integral part of research and teaching here.
Even under the condition of reducing the number of animal experiments to a minimum, animal experiments cannot be dispensed with in these areas at present. Here, researchers have a special moral, ethical and legal obligation to weigh the benefits of gaining biomedical knowledge for the benefit of humans against the associated suffering from animals. This is considered a personal moral responsibility that cannot be delegated. Here the observance of animal protection is in the foreground.
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The Faculty of Medicine is an internationally competitive research location. Biomedical basic research as well as translational and applied research are integral parts of research and teaching.
This also requires, among other things, facilities for carrying out animal experiments, which represent an indispensable instrument in science for researching fundamental questions and validating applied approaches: For this purpose, the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Cologne maintains a decentralized animal husbandry network as an association of different animal husbandries at the faculty.