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The Behavioural Analysis Platform (Service Commun d’Analyse Comportementale, SCAC) is a research infrastructure, for life science, of Institute of Research and Innovative in Biomedicine (IRIB) of University of Rouen, which allows to evaluate the behavioural and functional activities of new pharmacological drugs using diverse functional tests such as: anxiety, fear, depression, nutrition, food and drink consumption, metabolism, development (neonatal development and maternal behaviour), learning and memory, pain, motor behaviour (spontaneous activity, motor coordination), sensorimotor gaiting, addiction (appetitive or aversive properties), neurotoxicity and stroke. This facility is specialized in the creation and evaluation of animal models, mainly rodents, reproducing some emotional, dementia, neurodegenerative and motor diseases affecting humans. This facility has the objective to develop new animal models, to characterize complete behavioural phenotypes and in the reproducibility of our experimental models presenting deficits of neurological, psychiatric order or associated to the ageing and stroke and consequently to be able to test new pharmacological drugs with therapeutic aim within the framework of national and international scientific collaborations with academic and industrial partners.

This platform receives financial support from the Région Haute Normandie, University of Rouen, French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, ERDF (European Regional Development Fund), Interreg IV and several international exchange programs (Hubert Curien, CAPES/COFECUB,...).

SCAC has animal rooms and rooms specially dedicated to animal behavioral experiments. It brings together various classical and original devices, at the forefront of current technology. Facilities and devices of SCAC are in conformity with French, European and international official standard rules. The activity of SCAC was performed according to French and European Communities Council Directives (86/609/EEC + 210/63/UE) on animal experimentation.


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