Principles of working with laboratory animals (Principles of working with laboratory animals)
Owner/Developer: Dr Siavash Ahmadi Noorbakhsh
01 June 2018
National Ethics Committee for Biomedical Research in Iran
I am going to travel around the country to run the course in 10 major cities and also auditing laboratory animal facilities of all the nearby cities around the main city of the workshop holding.
In a previous project I was the chief investigator for developing the first guideline for the care and use of laboratory animals in Iran. Upon finalisation the guideline development project, National Ethics Committee in Biomedical Research decided to run large scale workshops to teach researchers and ethics committees about the guideline and moving towards the standardisation of laboratory animal care and use practices in the country.
This is the first time in Iran that a course on laboratory animal ethics is being run in such a large scale. I -as the developer, scientific secretariat, and main lecturer to run these workshops- have based the teachings of the workshop on 3Rs principles with emphasising to familiarise researchers and ethics committees with Replacement methods. I am travelling around the country to run these workshops in 10x major cities, and in the meanwhile having the chance to perform first nationwide audits of the laboratory animal facilities in the main city and their surroundings.
The series of workshops are being started from 4/7/2018 and will be finished by 28/2/2019. Following the termination of the workshop, it is expected to provide the details of the project in a scientific article.
Computer assisted learning, Hands-on training, Lecture, Workshops
10 hours theoretical and 4 hours practical.
The attendees must be either academics, member of ethics committees, or researchers using laboratory animals.
Researchers, Regulators and policy-makers, Teachers and educators, Managers, Scientific officers / Project managers, Professionals (e.g. veterinarians)
Academia, Governmental bodies
University (Doctoral education), Postdoctoral (teaching and research)
Refinement, Reduction, Replacement
Models of animals (e.g. mannequins, simulators, cadavers), Carrying out procedures on animals, Designing procedures and projects, Taking care of animals, Killing animals, Ethics, Legislative aspects
Full coverage (a dedicated course)
Rodents, Lagomorphs, Mice (Mus musculus), Rats (Rattus norvegicus), Guinea-Pigs (Cavia porcellus)
|Course level on animal species:||
Introductory course, Basic course
- Introduction on Ethics in Research
- Familiarising audiences with the first guideline for the care and use of laboratory animals in Iran
- Familiarising audiences with alternative methods to use animals
- Understanding the biological properties of common laboratory animal species
- Standards of reproduction facilities and care of laboratory animals
- Principles of biosafety when working with laboratory animals with topics on zeonoses
- Principles of laboratory animal research methodology
- Principles of sampling and drug administration from/to laboratory animals
- Methods of recognition of pain and distress in laboratory animals
- Principles of laboratory animal anesthesia and analgesia
- setting humane endpoints criteria
- Methods of terminating the use of laboratory animals- with emphasising that termination of using laboratory animals doe NOT necessarily mean "euthanizing" animals.
|Accreditation body and/or authority that approved the education or training:||
The National Ethics Committee for Biomedical Research
Certificate of Presence from The National Ethics Committee for Biomedical Research
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