About the FEM
The FEM are a central institution of the faculty of the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin in the field of biomedical research, when animals are to be used for scientific purposes. The tasks of the FEM include the practical implementation of the legally enshrined animal protection through specialist veterinary organization, consultation and monitoring, animal experimental education, further education and training, services for the creation of genetically modified animal models and performance of large animal surgery, as well as the operation of the laboratory animal facilities for breeding and experimental husbandry of small and large laboratory animals on the campuses of the Charité.
By centralizing these resources, an efficient infrastructure and cross-campus standards can be ensured, based on which one site has been ISO 9001:2015 certified for years. The aim is to ensure at all times animal welfare-friendly housing, care and provision of laboratory animals for the performance of qualified biomedical research at Charité according to internationally recognized standards.
On the respective campuses, there are central experimental sites with specific infrastructure and equipment depending on the research focus according to the concept of the faculty with specialized "core" or "shared facilities".
The new FEM headquarters is located on the Berlin Buch campus at Robert-Rössle-Str. 10 in house C92.
Due to the technical age of the old building in Krahmerstr. and its limited renovability, it was decided in 2012 to construct a replacement building on the Berlin Buch campus. The new building is in close proximity and cooperation with the Max Delbrück Center. In addition to structural and operational benefits, this step is expected to generate scientific synergies between basic and clinical research.