4-6 December 2019 - Course on Experimental Design and analysis of data for research with animals

Registrations open for another edition of the Course on Experimental Design and analysis of data for research with animals at the i3S-Institute for Research and Innovation in Health. This course aims to improve the reproducibility of data obtained from animal experimentation by improving its experimental design and statistical analysis. The 3Rs - Replacement, Reduction, Refinement - are fundamental pillars of this training course.

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4th Animal Welfare Body Simposium

RedeORBEA is pleased to announce the holding of the 4th National ORBEAs (Animal Welfare Bodies) Symposium, which will take place on 7 November 2019, with the support of SPCAL. This edition will be hosted by Patrícia Ribeiro and the ORBEA of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto.

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LAS course (functions A+D) CONGENTO/Fundação Champalimaud- Registrations until October 10th 2019

In collaboration with SPCAL, the Champalimaud Foundation is organising another edition of the Champalimaud Course on Laboratory Animal Science for Function A (+D) (former FELASA Category B) - Persons carrying out procedures on animals.

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Practical Course on Animal Experimentation at the IGC (7 a 11 de Outubro 2019)

The IGC - Gulbenkian Institute of Science is organising a practical course that complements the SPCAL on-line theoretical course, which will take place from 7-11 October.

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FELASA-ESLAV-ECLAM position paper on the proposed ban of carbon dioxide for rodent euthanasia

The use of carbon dioxide for rodent euthanasia is currently a matter of intense debate, with an announced intention to discourage it, or even to prohibit it. A systematic review of publications related to the use of carbon dioxide for euthanasia in mice and rats is being conducted by an IACLAM (International Association of Colleges of Laboratory Animal Medicine) task force. Preliminary results reveal that there is very little scientific evidence supporting its prohibition so far and concluded in recommending additional research.

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