Rodent surgery survey

If you are involved in experimental rodent surgery, we would encourage you to contribute to this survey, the results of which will form part of a PhD thesis. It should take you no longer than 15 minutes to complete, and all responses will be confidential.

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Factors to consider during the Covid-19 pandemic

A useful resource detailing factors that establishments may want to consider during the Covid-19 pandemic has been created with input from scientists, vets and animal technicians. It includes authorities for personnel who provide essential work, the health and welfare...

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How animals are helping in Covid-19 research

EARA has put together an interactive map to display the biomedical research currently underway across the world to find a cure for coronavirus. The use of animals in basic research and to help develop drugs and vaccines is vital and this map highlights where...

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NORECOPA Refinement Wiki now available

NORECOPA (Norway's National Consensus Platform for the advancement of the 3Rs), in collaboration with a team of international lab animal specialists, has developed and tested a Refinement Wiki, with the aim of providing lab animal staff and scientists with a place...

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Dear Delegate, The Covid-19 situation continues to deteriorate, and the Scottish government has advised that organisers should cancel or postpone all mass events of 500 people or more. Moreover, the statement by Boris Johnson yesterday evening (16th March)...

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November 2019 proved to be another showcase scientific annual meeting, with 434 delegates in attendance at our Birmingham venue. To demonstrate our continued commitment to Concordat on Openness on Animal Research, 37 local sixth form college students attended...

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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a prerequisite for many professional medical and scientific disciplines but less common for those involved in laboratory animal work.

Revision of Directive 86/609EEC requires that persons “are adequately educated, competent and continuously trained” (Article 23A). This comes into effect from 1st January 2013.

The scheme is available FREE to LASA members. Please contact the Secretariat for more information