The course is organised by the EUPRIM-Net and includes a four week e-learning period from 6-31 March and a five day on-site course at the German Primate Center in Göttingen from 3-7 April 2016.
The content of the course is in accordance with the recent FELASA Guidelines and the Education and Training Framework of the EU Directive 2010/63/EU. It covers the functions A (Persons carrying out animal experiments) and B (Persons responsible for directing animal experiments).
The course will cover the following topics:
- Primate Handling and Training (theory and practice*)
- Minimally Invasive Procedures in Primate Research – Insights from Neurosciences, Infection Biology and Stem Cell Research (theory) Measuring Behavior (theory and practice*)
- Ethics, Animal Welfare and the 3Rs Design of procedures and projects – Insights from Infection Biology and Neurosciences
- Good laboratory practice
- Biometry and Biostatistics in Laboratory Animal Science
- Legal Issues and Responsibilities
*note that due to legal requirements hands-on training involving live primates cannot be conducted.
The deadline for registration is 1 March 2017.