DTP advanced ethics/animal welfare workshop – Do you believe the data you obtained from animals?


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


Please complete the google form by following the link below:

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Molecules to Market – 2 day Training Event in Sheffield (Mandatory for 2017 starters)

When?  Mon 22nd – Tues 23rd Oct 2018

Where? University of Sheffield, room to be advised

Is this compulsory?  Yes – as part of your mandatory training, all Oct 2017 starters (will be going into your second year in Oct 2018) are required to attend this DTP training module, which will take place over 2 days.

How do I register for this event?  Register here:

Registration Form

Your participation will be required throughout each day as it will involve a lot of discussions and group work. The Molecules to Market programme is organised in 3 parts:

Molecules to Market


Induction and Cohort Building Day at FERA (Compulsory for 2018, 2017 & 2016 Starters)

When?  Mon 26th Nov 2018

Where?  Fera, Sand Hutton, York

Is this event compulsory?  Yes, for Year 1 (2018 entry), 2 (2017 entry) and 3 (2016 entry) students

How do I register?  Please register via the link below:

Registration Form

Who should attend this event and what activities are planned for each cohort?

Year 1 (2018 intake) – Introduction to the DTP + Induction activities

Year 2 (2017 intake) – Dragon’s Den Pitch (2nd part of the Molecules to Market Module)

Year 3 (2016 intake) – Careers Planning with Caron King

This event is an opportunity for the year 1, 2 and 3 cohorts to meet and interact throughout an informative and rewarding day.

Everyone will be involved in activities both specific to their year group and across cohorts.  There will be a networking lunch for all, where students can also find out more about the PIPS opportunities offered by Fera.