Transparency Agreement on Animal Research in Portugal

The Portuguese Society for Laboratory Animal Science (SPCAL), in collaboration with the European Animal Research Association (EARA), is promoting a Transparency Agreement on Animal Research in Portugal, which aims to bring together all Portuguese higher education and research institutions using laboratory animals.

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November 13th - II ORBEA Symposium

An initiative for all members of Portuguese Animal Welfare Bodies (Órgãos Responsáveis pelo Bem-estar dos Animais - ORBEA) for animals used for educational and scientific purposes, organized by SPCAL and the Champalimaud Foundation.

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Laboratory Animal Science practical course SPCAL | FFUL - June and July 2018

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NORECOPA newsletter - Now in English

NORECOPA - Norway's National Consensus Platform for the advancement of "the 3 Rs" now publishes its newsletter in English. This platform has an extensive database of all 3Rs, including thousands of images, videos, and diagrams of great usefulness for teaching (and learning on) laboratory animal science.

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SPCAL Practical course in Animal Experimentation - Coimbra 11-12 July

SPCAL and the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Coimbra will hold on July 11st and 12nd another edition of the practical course of animal experimentation. In conjunction with theoretical training, this course allows applying for a license by the Competent Authority, the DGAV, for carrying out procedures on animals for scientific or educational purposes Registration Fee: 300 euros for SPCAL members | 350 euros for non-members SPCAL Interested parties should send email to:

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