This workshop will provide additional education in animal welfare, the 3Rs and other knowledge essential for those who use animals for research which takes the introductory education/training they received as part of their Home Office module courses to the next level – in effect this forms part of your post-PIL Continuing Professional Development.
Although this workshop will be concerned with ethics, it is not ethics training as such – it is much broader than that. Dave Lewis will be delivering this training and his plans for the workshop include animal welfare/welfare assessments, expt design and the impact of animal welfare/environment on the reproducibility and reliability of data obtained, discussion of how you are applying the 3Rs in your daily work & how you could improve this, ARRIVE and PREPARE guidelines. All of these will be delivered as interactive learning discussion sessions rather than lectures and in order to get as much as possible out of the session there will be some pre-work (it will take about 2 hours to complete and can be done at any point before the workshop).
It is designed for all research students who use vertebrate research animals in their research, whether this research is regulated under A(SP)A or involves wild or captive animals. It is not suitable for students who use research animals solely for a source of tissues or cell cultures. This is follow-on training for students who have had some experience of animal studies, so this would be at least 6-12 months after getting your licence.
This is an optional training course unless you have received an additional in vivo award from the DTP, in which case it is compulsory.
When and Where?
Date: Fri 21st Sept from 9.30am – 2.00pm (to include lunch)
Location: Worsley SR 9.58c, University of Leeds
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