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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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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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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The Animal Welfare Research Network

The AWRN was set up and initially funded by the UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) in 2016. It was established to bring together the UK animal welfare research community, researchers in related disciplines, and stakeholders with a...

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Excellence in Refinement Award 2020

Charles River, in cooperation with Johns Hopkins University's Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT), is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 Excellence in Refinement Award. This award, which is given every three years,...

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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