The Microbiology Society supports the British Pharmacological Society’s new curriculum for the use of animal research

14 June 2018 publication

The Microbiology Society has supported a new curriculum for the use of animal research. Developed by the British Pharmacological Society and supported by a range of life sciences organisations, it aims to support the next generation of researchers in gaining the education, skills and understanding of animal welfare needed to carry out these vital studies. The curriculum has been designed to:

  1. help students understand when research requires the use of animals, and when it does not
  2. provide education in the skills needed to interpret and critique reported data obtained from research animals
  3. share good practice on how to design animal experiments and to integrate animal welfare as part of that process
  4. foster openness about the use of research animals

The curriculum is available on the British Pharmacological Society website.