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.
The NC3Rs provides an extensive library of free 3Rs resources. This includes guidelines, practical information, webinar recordings, videos and other training materials on many aspects of animal care, animal use and alternatives
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.
RAT - Research Animal Training
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.
Responsible Research in Practice
Responsible Research in Practice is a training and consulting company dedicated to improve practices and promote a good research culture. Training topics include:
Critical, creative and challenging thinking
Research integrity and ethics
Communicating controversial topics
Research reporting standards
Animal welfare and the 3Rs
You can find a series of free webinars on relevant animal research topics.
RSPCA - Focus on Severe Suffering
There is always a way to refine your animal experiments further to mitigate or prevent suffering. The RSPCA-Animals in Scienceteam has been focusing on severe experiments, and their ultimate goal is to end severe suffering in biomedical research. On this page you can find more information on this issue, as well as resources to help you tackle severe suffering in procedures, improving animal welfare.