Animal Welfare and Research Service (SIBA)


The Animal Research and Welfare Service (SIBA) is the Unit in charge of all aspects related to the use of animals for scientific purposes at the University of Valladolid. It has facilities adequate to the legal regulations in force (Directive 2010/63/EU; Royal Decree 53/2013), and is registered as a Breeding Center, Supplier and User of Animals for Experimentation and other scientific purposes under number ES471860000033.

In addition to the use of animals in their natural habitat in projects aimed at ecological studies and environmental protection or for agricultural purposes, much of the research has biomedical purposes, and is carried out in the different facilities managed by SIBA:

  • Central Animal Facility, Health Sciences Building.
  • Institute of Biology and Molecular Genetics.
  • Rio Hortega University Hospital.

The project for a new Central Headquarters for Preclinical and Clinical Studies is currently under development.