Education and training in laboratory animal science
Adequate education in the principles of modern Laboratory Animal Science, and species-specific training in the procedures to be used, are prerequisites for good animal welfare. Animals living in harmony with their surroundings will also deliver the most reliable scientific data in an experiment.
The requirements for education and training have changed dramatically over the years, not least due to changes in European legislation, which have triggered changes in Norwegian law. The changes in Norwegian legislation are described on a separate page.
Guidance on a Common Education and Training Framework to fulfil the requirements of EU Directive 2010/63 has been published by the EU Commission, including details of a modular system for reaching the learning outcomes.
EALAS (European Academy of Laboratory Animal Surgery)
Norecopa's Webinar and Meetings Calendar also contains information on upcoming courses, and past events (to give you an idea of the location of education providers).
Norecopa's overview of courses in Laboratory Animal Science, compendia, films and slide shows, and other teaching materials are described on other pages.
If you need guidance on planning animal research and testing, please see the PREPARE guidelines.
If you are looking for alternatives to animal use in education or training, please use the NORINA database.
Click here If you are looking for educational resources for schools, for example to write student essays about animal research.
ETRIS (Education and Training Resources in In-Vivo Sciences)
InVeST (International Veterinary Simulation in Teaching)
NOVICE (Network of Veterinarians in Continuing Education)
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