created by the EQIPD consortium
Best research practice is fundamental to achieve reproducible results. In our experience, here is currently still a lack in many curriculums.
We have developed the EQIPD E-learning course “The principles of rigour and robustness in animal experiments” to provide training to researchers world-wide.
What is in the E-Learning tool?
In total, 71 training materials are included in the course, 10% of which were created de novo by the EQIPD consortium members to fill gaps in the existing resources. The duration of the individual materials is variable, from ~5 minutes to 1.5 hours, but a balanced combination is offered in each module. Each module contains 1 to 14 materials (median 5 materials) and should take participants between 1 and 6 hours to complete. All materials are online, open access, in English and suitable for researchers from both academia and industry.
It consists of the modules:
- Scientific integrity
- Systematic review and meta-analysis
- Experimental design
- Data handling
- Data analysis and statistics
- Transparent reporting
- Ethics and animal welfare
- Academia – industry collaborations
- The EQIPD quality system