A well-functioning AWERB is crucial for all establishments to ensure full 3Rs implementation, high animal welfare standards, good science and the development of ethical advice. Each member is incredibly important but it is not always clear what the role involves. Therefore a strong induction process is key to allow AWERBs to function effectively.

The updated RSPCA/LASA Guidance document provides ideas for induction processes, topics and resources in a new ‘lively’ format. There are a series of checklists for prospective and existing AWERB members, descriptions of issues members need to be aware of and guidance on how to find any necessary information.

LASA’s latest publications, including the new guidance on AWERB induction, can be found in the resource library.