Research & Services | The Authority for Animal Facilities (AAF)

Kalman Rony, HUJI, Faculty of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Quality Sciences


Animal research, animal breeding, veterinary care, histology, ethics


  • The Authority for Animal Facilities (AAF) was created to ensure that all research conducted on animals is appropriately supervised to function at the highest ethical levels in keeping with Israeli law and accepted international standards.

Research provided 

AAF provides the following for The Hebrew University's and outside researchers:

  • Breeding transgenic rodents and other special strains at one of the university's SPF rodent  units
  • Importation of transgenic rodents in collaboration with other research institutes in accordance with Israeli law and international standards
  • Import and export of live animals
  • Treatment, anaesthesia and surgery of various animal species
  • Surgery wards and hospitalization in accordance with Israeli law and international standards
  • Guidance and personal demonstrations of surgical procedures
  • Rodent "cleaning" services by Caesarean derivation
  • Full histology service including histopathology reports
  • Health screening service
  • Consulting services


  • Unique laboratory capacities: Technologies, procedures, know-how
  • Centralized services such as transgenic rodent "production," quarantine, diagnosis services, pathology lab, purchasing services, transportation
  • Specialized services at each of our five campuses
  • High level of end-user services at each campus in accordance with university resources and researcher requirements

Courses and Training

  • 94810- Ethical Use of Laboratory Animals in Biomedical Sciences
  • 65731- Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • Continuing education programs – The ethical use of different species in research

Available equipment/facilities

  • Complete rodent SPF holding and breeding facilities.
  • Newly renovated large animal units
  • Emergent care and surgery facilities
  • Transgenic breeding unit
  • Health monitoring laboratory.

Contact Rony Kalman, PhD, ronyk@huji.ac.il  

Link to homepage http://animals.huji.ac.il/english.asp



Contact for more information:

Itzik Goldwaser
VP, Head of Research Collaborations
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