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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ANIMAL RESEA​RCH

All animal research is conducted under the auspices of the University. All research and teaching programmes involving animals and taking place at Stellenbosch University and satellite sites, have to be submitted to the Research Ethics Committee: Animal Care and Use for investigation and approval.

The Faculty makes use of small mammals and other small animals for educational and research puposes. These animals are managed by a qualified and registered animal technician, a joint appointment by the Faculties of Science, AgriSciences, and Medicine and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Science’s small mammals (rabbits, rats and mice) are kept in an annex to the Mike de Vries building and amphibians are kept in the Natural Sciences building. The Animal Facility is managed by the Department of Physiological Sciences.

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For more information on these facilities, contact:

​Ms Judith Farao
+27 21 808 3631
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Dr Este Spies
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For information on animal research and animal ethics, visit the research w​ebpage​​.​


The mechanical workshop, housed in the Merensky building, renders fine mechanical services that involve the design and production of scientific and technical instruments. In consultation with researchers, the workshop can design instruments on request, modify existing instruments and design and make components of instruments. This includes the design and making of unique equipment for scientific experiments, as well as fine mechanical reparations. Other facilities include fitting and turning, fraising and fine welding.​ The mechanical workshop is managed by the Department of Physics. 


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