EQIPD E-Learning

created by the EQIPD consortium


Researchers will make the most out of the EQIPD quality system if they are knowledgeable about its contents and underlying rationale.


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:

  1. Scientific integrity
  2. Systematic review and meta-analysis
  3. Experimental design
  4. Validity
  5. Data handling
  6. Data analysis and statistics
  7. Transparent reporting
  8. Ethics and animal welfare
  9. Academia – industry collaborations
  10. The EQIPD quality system