LAT 03: Ethics in Animal Research (LAT 03: Ethics in Animal Research)
Owner/Developer: American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS)
United States of America
American Biological Safety Association (ABSA), the Elizabeth R Griffin Foundation, and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Integral to the justification of the use of animals in research are the 3Rs Principles. The 3Rs were discussed in the ALAT Training Manual, so you should be familiar with the basic concepts of replacement, reduction, and refinement. While this sounds simple, applying these principles to everyday situations can be complex. These principles are:
•Replacement: Can animals be replaced by nonanimal alternatives or lower sentient species without interfering with the objectives of the study?
•Reduction: Can fewer animals be used without altering the validity of the study data?
•Refinement: Can the procedures used in the study be refined to lessen pain and distress or minimize the number of potentially painful procedures that the animals must undergo during the study?
Through the establishment of regulatory mandates, society has determined that we must apply these principles in order to meet our ethical obligations when using animals in research.
OR see attached pdf file
Computer assisted learning, Lecture
Optional / Voluntary
10 hours over 10 weeks is normal for the full LAT training; this one course is one hour
Technicians working in our animal care and use program, must have 6 months on the job to participate in training
Researchers, Technicians, Managers, Professionals (e.g. veterinarians)
Academia, Industry, Governmental bodies, Contract Research Organizations (CROs), Consulting, SMEs
High school, Technical College, Undergraduate, University (Bachelor), Continuing Professional Development
Refinement, Reduction, Replacement
Carrying out procedures on animals, Taking care of animals, Killing animals, Computational methods, In vitro methods, Ethics, Legislative aspects
Partial coverage (e.g. a module)
No species is addressed specifically
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Expanding expertise and knowledge about lab animal care and use practices.
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Certification at the LAT level
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Many US pharma companies use this as a prerequisite for job hiring or promotion
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