At the end of March, the University of Gothenburg’s animal protection body (GUDO) held its first 3Rs seminar, arranged by Michael Axelsson and Aina Moe Bäck. The seminar explained changes in regulations regarding experimental animals (SJVFS 2017:40, L150), which went into effect last year. At the meeting permit holder Agneta Holmäng described how animal research activities at the university are organized, and Michael Axelsson provided insights from the national meeting of the animal protection body held in 2018, which was organized by Sweden’s Committee for the Protection of Animals Used for Scientific Purposes and its executive body, the Swedish 3Rs Centre (S3RC). GUDO has existed in its present form for the past three years, and Aina Moe Bäck talked about GUDO’s work on processing applications from heads of experimental teams in view of changes in the permits governing these activities. Adrian Smith, from Norecopa, the Norwegian equivalent of S3RC, discussed Norecopa’s guidelines for planning animal experiments (PREPARE), and Sweden’s S3RC presented its work. In conclusion Lars Ewaldsson and Malin Palmer described the Laboratory Animal Science course (LAS).