The Norecopa website (https://norecopa.no) provides information on global resources relevant to the Three Rs (Replacement, Reduction, Refinement). It includes several databases of relevance to education and training:
NORINA – information on thousands of products that can be used as alternatives or supplements to animal use in education and training
TextBase – literature within Laboratory Animal Science, including anatomy and dissection manuals
3R Guide – a global collection of guidelines, information centres, journals and email lists.
A database of international Educational and Training Resources
The Norecopa website also has an international Webinars & Meetings Calendar, a Refinement Wiki, an overview of European 3R Centres and detailed information on how to plan animal studies (the PREPARE guidelines).
The approx. 10,000 pages (last checked in September 2020) on the site can be searched simultaneously, using the built-in intelligent search engine. Numerous filters can be applied to narrow the search results.
ETRIS - Education and Training Resources in In-vivo Sciences
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ETPLAS has agreed to provide a link and contribute to ETRIS – Education and Training Resources in In-vivo Sciences. The ETRIS website provides links to freely available, online, open access e-resources for use in the provision of education and training, or research, in in-vivo physiology, pharmacology and related disciplines. The site, which is searchable, provides links to individual resources, grouped within distinct categories/topics, each accompanied by a brief description.
The RAT – Research Animal Training website provides full theoretical e-learning EU modules, as training resources for EU functions, alongside a series of tutorials on substance administration and aseptic technique.