Your personal guide to Responsible Animal Research….

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Registration is now open for our online Animal Research: Critical, Challenging & Creative Thinking training courses running November 2020-July 2021.

Who should attend: researchers, students (MPhil, PhD), and technical staff who plan, conduct, analyse and disseminate research involving the use of live animals, animal derived materials, or animal derived data.

Course benefits: this course provides participants with the knowledge, tools and resources to fully implement the 3Rs and good practice during their research careers. Every individual is supported to develop renewed confidence in their ability to deliver rigorous and reproducible animal research.

What’s included: 4 live interactive online sessions including polls, Q&A’s, individual and group activities, (plus session recordings to review material or catch up any missed sessions); direct access to our expert tutor (Dr Nikki Osborne) for the duration of the course; copies of all course materials, activities and handouts; and an optional follow up 20 minute 1:1 meeting with Dr Nikki Osborne to discuss individual project details or answer any remaining questions.

Course Timetable:
10am-12:30noon (BST), Monday – Session 1: Introduction to animals use and the 3Rs
10am-12:30noon (BST), Tuesday – Session 2: Animal Research Integrity
10am-12:30noon (BST), Wednesday – Session 3: Common experimental design pitfalls and how to avoid them
10am-12:30noon (BST), Thursday – Session 4: Animal welfare and the 3Rs in practice

For a more detailed description download a copy of the Online Animal Research Course Overview).

Registration fee: £300 per person.


Course dates

30th November – 3rd December 2020

 11th-14th January 2021

1st-4th March 2021

10th-13th May 2021

14th-17th June 2021

19th-22nd July 2021


Participant feedback

Really interesting course. A wide range of information with bits that are useful to everyone. The activities embedded within the course are extremely useful as they help directly with planning of animal research.” Anonymous.

“Amazing course strong recommended to anyone planning or actively working with laboratory animals, regardless of experience level.” Anonymous.

This is a very very useful course for research managers as well. Anyone like me who is planning part of the animal experiments with collaborators, will also get lots of benefits from this course.” HP, Associate Professor.

Content was great, I really like that you tailored the course resources to our animal experiments. And the two “homework” activities were really useful exercises too – your feedback was so prompt, thank you!” BC, PhD student.


  • This course is limited to 10 places that will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
  • We are passionate about providing the training and support that our participants need so places on our training courses are strictly limited to enable us to tailor aspects of the content to individual needs. This is what our clients have come to expect and no less than our participants deserve.
  • You can find out more about what our clients and training participants think of us by viewing our CASE STUDIES, or visiting our TRAINING or CONSULTANCY pages.
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