Common Pitfalls in Experimental Design – Responsible Animal Research Training

Common Pitfalls in Experimental Design: Session 3 – Responsible Animal Research On-Demand Training

This is the 3rd session of the Responsible Animal Research training series, consisting of 4 on-demand sessions.

You choose – your training – your way…

Each session can be taken individually to refresh your knowledge & understanding of a specific aspect of best practice.


All 4 sessions can be completed in turn to gain a Responsible Animal Research Course certificate.


During Session 3 we discuss:

the 3V’s (construct, internal & external validity),

what makes a good hypothesis,

the PREPARE guidelines,

what to think about before designing your experiments including systematic reviews,

sources of bias & how to minimise their impact on your research,

defining the experimental unit,

approaches to maximise the signal to noise ratio, plus sample size,

common sources of variation & how to take them into account in your experimental design,

ARRIVE 2.0 for reporting animal studies.


Registration fee £50 per session. This session fee includes:

  • 1 on-demand training session – to maximize your research design, reproducibility and impact;
  • An individual activity with 1:1 feedback – to practice applying the learning outcomes and receive personal coaching from Dr Nikki Osborne;
  • Copies of all session content and handouts – all material is accessible to download & keep so you can refer back to it whenever you wish;
  • Invitation to join a private LinkedIn group – a community for information sharing, tools, resources and collaboration / discussion.


Are you ready to get started?

CLICK HERE to start Session 3: Common Pitfalls in Experimental Design


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