Responsible Animal Research Course

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Our Responsible Animal Research: Critical, Challenging & Creative Thinking courses run online (LIVE and on-demand) throughout the year.

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 with Dr Nikki Osborne. These sessions will highlight what good practice is relevant to you, improving your knowledge, awareness of the issue and sharing resources to support you to implement it;

quizzes & additional activities to be check understanding and provide an opportunity to reflect upon the course content and discuss the practical details of working in accordance with best practice to maximise the reproducibility, translational value and impact of your work;

A copy of the entire course content including links to access all the references, tools, videos and other resources covered. Your very own easy reference resource to keep, and refer back to time and time again, whenever you may need to;

Direct access to our expert tutor Dr Nikki Osborne for the duration of the course. Ask as many questions as you like and receive all the support or advice you feel you need;

Links to access recordings of the 4 live webinar sessions. These videos can be viewed on demand, anytime, anywhere, as many times as you need;

An optional follow up 20 minute 1:1 meeting with Dr Nikki Osborne. Discuss individual project details or get answers to any remaining questions you may have.

All attendees completing the course receive a certificate of attendance to use for CPD purposes. NOTE – Attendees of the LIVE courses will also be awarded 10 LASA CPD points. Attendees of the ON-DEMAND course will be awarded LASA CPD points


LIVE Course

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

For a more detailed description download a copy of the Online Responsible Animal Research Training Course Overview. You can also watch Dr Nikki Osborne as she shares her “Guide to responsible Animal Research” in this FREE Responsible Research Webinar.

Course registration fee: £415 per person.


Course dates

3rd-6th October 2022 – REGISTRATION CLOSED.

27th February-2nd March 2023 – REGISTRATION CLOSED.

5th-8th June 2023 – REGISTRATION CLOSED.

4th-7th March 2024 – REGISTER NOW


On-Demand Course

On-Demand course registration fee: £300 per person.

Individual training sessions: £50 per person per session.


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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.
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