Training school

FRAME Training school

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks. But you can teach a scientist.

Good experimental design is one of the most effective ways to reduce and refine animal procedures. FRAME training schools provide training in experimental design and statistics and are often held in association with universities throughout the UK, Europe and Scandinavia.

FRAME training schools provide:

  • Training in experimental design techniques
  • Instruction in statistical methods to ensure data is analysed correctly
  • Advice on legal and ethical considerations when using animals
  • Opportunity to evaluate procedures before putting them into practice
  • Chance to meet with other researchers to discuss ideas and exchange expertise
  • Practical skills that can be used in laboratories

Who should attend a FRAME training school?

FRAME promotes the importance of reduction to researchers worldwide, particularly to new scientists.

FRAME training schools are relevant for all scientists, even if it’s just to get a reminder of best practice techniques. Often basic principles of experimental design are not always fully understood. Attending a FRAME training school will provide you with the knowledge to ensure you are designing experiments to get the maximum information with minimal animal use.

FRAME training schools have been running for over 10 years and demand is always high.

PLEASE NOTE: Given the current situation with the Covid-19 virus outbreak and the most recent Government advice, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel the Training School scheduled for 27-30 April 2020 in Edinburgh. We aim to reschedule to a similar time next year. For those who have already booked a place, you will be issued a full refund. For any queries, please email

If you would like more information on planning experimental programmes, you can download our Strategic Planning Poster here. There is also an interactive short course which can found here.

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