Education and Training Platform for Laboratory Animal Science - ETPLAS
While Education and Training (E & T) under Directive 2010/63/EU is the responsibility of the Member States, harmonisation and mutual recognition of training programs are important assets for pan-European scientific exchange and mobility of personnel.
For this reason, ETPLAS was established as an information portal to enable information sharing and communication between training providers, approval/accrediting bodies, employers and Member-State authorities. It is composed of a Stakeholders’ Board, an Executive Committee, and a Stakeholder Group.
The EU Education and Training Framework guidance document proposed the creation of an EU Platform and Information Portal on Education & Training, which should be established for a modular training framework, leading to the setting up of ETPLAS, which was acknowledged in the document to be an evolving process.