NCPA 3Rs training event

On 22 September 2022, the National Committee for the protection of animals used for scientific purposes held a training event aimed towards researchers, animal care staff, designated veterinarians, animal welfare bodies, and members of ethics committees.

The key objectives of the event were to:

  • promote an understanding of the principles of good experimental design
  • provide advice and examples on the practical application of the 3Rs
  • inform delegates about severity frameworks and the use of score sheets to improve welfare and science

The event also provided an opportunity to address questions from delegates and to participate in species-specific workshops.

Recordings of the training sessions are available to view below. 

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When it all goes horribly wrong!

Dr Mark d’Alton - UCD

Refining the environment for rats through the use of playpens and Micropipette-guided drug administration

Dr Joyce Rubotham - RCSI

Refining welfare scoresheets for respiratory disease models

Dr Claire Masterson - University of Galway

Refinement through group-housing of implanted rats

Professor John Lowry - Maynooth University

Refining welfare scoresheets

Dr Paulin Jirkof - University of Zurich

Principles of severity assessment

Dr David Anderson - Expert consultant to the European Commission

No video is available for this session. However, you can download the audio recording and the presentation slides.