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Tue 22 Mar 2016
13:15 - 16:00

Venue: Clinical School, Seminar Room 7

Provided by: Graduate School of Life Sciences


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Public Engagement and Animal Research

Tue 22 Mar 2016

Description

This workshop, led by Understanding Animal Research, outlines the Concordat on Openness on Animal Research and provides advice and practical information on how best to talk about the use of animals in your research.

Target audience

GSLS PhD students and post-docs

Sessions

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Tue 22 Mar 2016   13:15 - 16:00 13:15 - 16:00 Clinical School, Seminar Room 7 map Dr Bella Williams
Aims
  • Provide a short overview of the Concordat and the laws related to the use of animals in research.
  • Give researchers an understanding of the public’s opinion of research using animals.
  • Give researchers the confidence to talk to a scientifically interested public about their research.
  • Discuss how best to deal with difficult questions from the public, the media and campaigners.
Format

Participative workshop; combining talks and practical group activities as preparation for face-to-face or media communication

Notes

Understanding Animal Research aims to achieve broad understanding and acceptance of the humane use of animals in biomedical research in the UK, to advance science and medicine. The information provided by Understanding Animal Research is based on thorough research and understanding of the facts, historical and scientific. http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/

Duration

2.5 hours


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