The RIZ offers two state of the art research facilities, the Research Laboratory for Infectious Diseases and the Center for Zoonosis Research. The Center for Zoonosis Research has more than 2000 square meters of biosafety level 2 laboratories. It consists out of 3 floors with a total working area of more than 40 laboratories which are all equipped with the most modern equipment. The Research Laboratory for Infectious Diseases consists out of large animal facilities under biosafety level 2 and 3. The Research Center with Large Animal Facilities is planned to be operational in the end 2015. The RIZ facilities are embedded in the the University of Veterinary Medicine in Hannover (TIHO).The RIZ facilties are located at the Bünteweg in Hannover.