Rodent Metabolic Phenotyping Platform

The Rodent Metabolic Phenotyping platform (RMPP) supports in vivo metabolic research at CBMR by providing access to state-of-the-art equipment, training, expertise, and services.


RMPP offers access to equipment, assistance, and training for:

  • Indirect calorimetry studies
  • Temperature and light/dark cycle controlled conditions for housing and experimental procedures
  • Body composition analysis
  • Food and water consumption
  • Core body temperatures
  • Advanced surgical procedures
  • Glucose clamping and telemetry as well as more standard procedures within preclinical metabolic research in mice, e.g. various tolerance tests

Find the full description of the in vivo techniques and equipment provided by RMPP below.

RMPP will guide and assist you through the required steps for initiating your in vivo studies – please see our Getting Started guide.

More information can be found on CBMR's RMPP page on KUnet.



RMPP can guide you on the legislative demands and internal rules you need to comply to before beginning in vivo work. RMPP will also introduce you to the animal facilities.

Click here for detailed information on how to get started with your in vivo research at CBMR (UCPH-Net).

The guide includes important information on importing, breeding and using animals for experiments.

Please contact Interim Platform Leader Jonas Thue Treebak for more information.





RMPP provides training, guidance and assistance in the listed RMPP equipment. Click here to find booking details listed under relevant equipment on KUnet.

RMPP equipment & facilities
Other in vivo equipment at CBMR:
Barrés group
Gerhart-Hines group
Schwartz group
Treebak Group


3Rs at CBMR

At CBMR we strive to conduct our in vivo research according to the principles of the 3Rs – Replacement, Reduction & Refinement.

Please contact Interim Platform Leader Jonas Thue Treebak for questions about the 3Rs in your in vivo studies - or if you have suggestions for 3R initiatives at CBMR!

3Rs resources at KU SUND

The animal welfare body (IACUC) of KU SUND - All facilities in the EU using animals for scientific purposes must have an animal welfare body.

Read more about the purpose of the committee here.

Other 3Rs resources

  • The Danish 3R-Center
  • Norecopa - Norway's National Consensus Platform for the advancement of the 3Rs
  • NC3Rs – The UK National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research