Belgian Council Laboratory Animal Science
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21 Jan 2021

Topic: The topic will be presented by Katleen Hermans and will look at the welfare of laboratory rats from different angles, challenging current rat housing and discussing possible improvements. Feel free to share your personal experiences and thoughts; we would like to stimulate an active debate.

Program: 14h - 16h: Webinar.

If you wish to join the webinar, you can do so for free. However, prior subscription is required via the following link: The number of participants is limited to 300.

In case you are a BCLAS member (i.e. you have paid your 2021 membership fee of 30 euros, see, you have the opportunity to receive a certificate of attendance which will be sent to you via e-mail after the webinar. Please indicate on the subscription form if you wish to receive a certificate of attendance.

After subscription, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with the Zoom link and instructions to follow the Zoom session.

We hope to welcome you next Thurday on this first 2021 webinar!

19 Jan 2021

Le 6 octobre 2020, administration wallonne a soumis -
à consultation publique, consultation à laquelle nous répondons ci-après en nos qualités
de représentants des secteurs chimique, des sciences de la vie et académiques. Cet avant-projet est
destiné à compléter le chapitre 8 « Expériences sur animaux » du Code wallon du Bien-être animal,
adopté sous la précédente législature dans le but de rassembler en un seul ouvrage toute la législation,
anciennement de compétence fédérale, applicable dans ce domaine. Read more..

19 Jan 2021

Click on the image to download 'EURL ECVAM Recommendation on Non-Animal-Derived Antibodies'.

BCLAS statement:
in response to the report: Barroso J., Halder M., Whelan M. EURL ECVAM
Recommendation on Non-Animal-Derived Antibodies. EUR 30185 EN,
Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2020, ISBN 978-92-76-
18346-4, doi:10.2760/80554, JRC120199. Read more..



10 Nov 2020


Topic: discussing the transparency agreement goals and the survey results to discuss the status of openness in Belgium; with e.g. link to a new initiative in the Netherlands. Followed up by a virtual meeting with the signatories to discuss goals.


13:00 - 14:30 h : Webinar

  • Transparency agreement presentation 
  • Survey results discussion 
  • Dutch initiative 
  • Q&A

Registration: You can register now via Eventbrite! This event is for free.

03 Nov 2020

We're honoured to welcome as our speaker, Prof. Debra Hickman, DVM, MS, DACLAM, DACAW, Laboratory Animal Resource Center, Indiana University, USA.


15:00 - 16:30 h : Webinar

  • Transparency agreement presentation 
  • Survey results discussion 
  • Dutch initiative 
  • Q&A

Registration: You can register now via Eventbrite! This event is for free.

22 Apr 2020

The corona crisis has a huge impact on our private and professional lives. This is no different in the research world. Currently, all possible energy and resources are being used to boost both the development of a vaccine and the testing capacity for COVID-19 in Belgium, with the support of the regional and federal government.
Organizations associated with the transparency agreement are actively involved in this.


17 Jul 2019

17/07/2019: Vacancies have been posted on the members-only pages of this website. Members first need to login with their username and password to view these pages.

01 Apr 2019

You can still register for the FELASA Congress which will take place on June 10-13 2019 in Prague, Czech Republic. All information can be found on

23 Oct 2018

We are pleased to announce the 44th Symposium of the Belgian Council for Laboratory Animal Science.

This 2-day event will be composed of a day of workshops and a full day of scientific presentations on the theme “It's all about communication”. It will take place on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13  May 2020 at the Palais des Congrès in Liège.

Registration opens begin March 2020

21 Sep 2015

BCLAS is offering its members an English translation of the Ethical evaluation form for animal experiments.

You can download this form from the relevant page in the members-only section (to reach this section, login with your username and password).