FRAME kicks off 50th birthday celebrations with Nottingham Training School

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FRAME kicks off 50th birthday celebrations with Nottingham Training School

FRAME is kicking off its 50th anniversary year by holding a major event to train the scientists of the future.

To mark its landmark birthday, FRAME will hold its twelfth specialist Training School in collaboration with the EU H2020 VetBioNet Project, in its home city of Nottingham.

The Training School will be held at The University of Nottingham – where the FRAME Alternatives Laboratory is based.

It will run from the 9th to 11thJanuary 2019, is FELASA accredited and qualifies for CPD.

This latest Training School will focus on experimental design and statistical analysis of bioscience and biomedical research. The programme is structured to lead participants from simple experimental design and statistical ideas, through more complex methods and analysis to effective presentation of findings. Participants are also able to discuss their own research with the Training School’s expert tutors.

FRAME delivers regular training schools to promote the 3Rs – the replacement, reduction and refinement of animals in research – by providing researchers with an understanding of alternative and new design concepts.

Through its own laboratory and desk-based research, FRAME is continually investigating and developing new experimental methods at the forefront of science, and demonstrating and promoting scientific excellence to develop alternatives that are scientifically robust and reliable.

The Nottingham Training School

The training event will give researchers the ability to learn about more efficient designs for their experiments by stimulating engagement with the 3Rs. It will also give delegates the opportunity to network with scientists across industry and academia.

The programme will be delivered by internationally recognised expert tutors, including staff at the Centre for Applied Bioethics, University of Nottingham, Drs Kate Millar and Michelle Hudson-Shore.

The format includes lectures, group discussions and individual exercises and is aimed at those who are at postgraduate level or above.

Dr Hudson-Shore (University of Nottingham), who is the Training School Coordinator, said: “This latest Training School will be a fantastic start to FRAME’s 50thanniversary year and a valuable addition to the VetBioNet project. We are attracting participants from across industry and academia and from all over Europe. The places are filling quickly.

“The training schools are aimed at postgraduate or postdoctoral researchers but previous events have also attracted heads of department, professors, laboratory animal veterinarians, animal research ethics coordinators, compliance officers and directors.

“There is a great deal of interest in the 2019 course as there is growing awareness among scientists of the need to reduce animal numbers in experiments and to refine procedures undertaken on them.

“Researchers are always looking for a better understanding of how to properly design experimental programmes and effectively analyse results. By attending the Training School participants will go on to produce higher quality science, with more reliable results.”

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