About this courseThis course is designed to train participants in accordance with the requirements of Article 9 of the Experiments on Animals Act. The course includes all relevant topics related to the design of ethically, legally and scientifically appropriate animal experiments. The course is FELASA accredited for ‘person designing procedures and projects (EU function B; reference 058/17).
Two partsThe course includes two parts:
- Introduction to laboratory animal science course
- Species-specific course on mice and rats.
Registration as Article 9 personThe certificates of this course together with a relevant academic Master's degree in Biomedical Sciences will lead to a legal recognition to design animal experiments for mice and rats in the Netherlands. Registration is done by the local Animal Welfare Body.
Please note that presence at all lectures is mandatory.
RegisterThe application form should be sent to email@example.com. Admission to the course takes place on a first come first serve principle. Maximum number of participants is 40.
* Please note: In order to check whether the admission requirements are met, participants have to register for the course by filling in the application form (see main page to download forms).
Reseachers (and Master's students) who want to design procedures and projects using animals.
The course includes all relevant topics related to the design of ethically, legally and scientifically appropriate animal experiments.
In 2019/2020 there will be 4 courses on the following dates.
DatesThe courses are on the following dates:
- Week 44-45, course 1: 28 October - 8 November 2019
- Week 49-50, course 2: 2 - 13 December 2019
- Week 2-5, course 3: 6 - 31 January 2020 (priority for Biomedical Science students)
- Week 12-13, course 4: 16 - 27 March 2020
- (for students from RU/Radboudumc: this course will be visible in Osiris as NWI-BM024D-2019-KW2, this will be after December 15th. Your application will only be confirmed after signing in in Osiris and after we confirmed your application, see Application forms)
All participants of the course on Laboratory Animal Science will be tested on their knowledge concerning Anatomy/Zoology and Physiology before the start of the course on laboratory animal science.
Admission requirementsFrom September 2018 all participants of the course on Laboratory Animal Science will be tested on their knowledge concerning Anatomy/Zoology and Physiology before the start of the course on laboratory animal science. One exception is: Master students who have a BSc degree from Radboud University in (Medical) Biology, Medicine or Biomedical Sciences, do not have to take the admission test. All other participants need to take the test for the LAS course as of September 2018. This requirement will apply for all courses in The Netherlands. Details can be requested at firstname.lastname@example.org.
80 SBU or 3 EC given in the course. The course has a duration of 2 weeks full-time. The course for BMS students has a duration of 4 weeks, the contact moments will be on Monday till Wednesday.
Students of the Radboud University don’t pay a fee. For PhD candidates, researchers and external students the registration fee is € 1,900.
This course has been accredited by the Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations (FELASA).
Cancellation less than 2 weeks before the start of the course results in no refund of the course fee. Students who cancel less than 2 weeks before the start of the course pay € 55 administration fee.
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