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NC3Rs: National Centre for the Replacement Refinement & Reduction of Animals in Research
Webinar and video

Evaluations of environmental enrichment

Supporting animal technicians who want to carry out evaluations of enrichment, providing practical guidance in this webinar.


Evaluations of environmental enrichment allow animal technicians to make confident, welfare-focused decisions. However, overcoming the challenges of assessing enrichment within a research setting, and knowing where to start, can be intimidating.

This webinar, hosted by Dr Jessica Eddy of the NC3Rs, showcased some of the resources available to support animal technicians who want to carry out evaluations of enrichment (Presenter: Khia Dobbinson, NC3Rs) and practical guidance from a technician’s perspective (Presenter: Zoe Windsor, Senior Research Support Technician and NACWO, University College London).

Watch the evaluations of environmental enrichment webinar recording and read the webinar Q&A below.

Webinar recording

Webinar Q&A

You can find more answers to frequently asked questions in the FAQ section of the evaluating environmental enrichment resource.