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Course Programme

The course has been held twice a year since late 2015. The courses contents are focused on the work with NHP in research. We give an introduction into primate biology (different species), an overview on different research areas in which primates are used and insights into methodology, procedures and handling. In addition, welfare, ethics and legislation make up an important part of the course. The course consists of an e-learning phase which needs to be passed by an online-exam and a subsequent 5 days on-site course at the Geman Primate Center in Göttingen, Germany.

Contents National legislation*; ethics, animal welfare and the 3Rs; basic and appropriate biology of primates; primate care, health and management; recognition of pain, suffering and distress in primates, humane methods of killing in lab animals
Platform Our E‐Learning is integrated in the LAS Interactive platform. Only course participants will be able to access respective contents
Online-Exam Your participation in the e‐learning will be controlled by an online multiplechoice exam
On‐site course**  
Location German Primate Center (DPZ), Kellnerweg 4, 37077 Göttingen, Germany
Programme (tentative schedule)
Contents Primate Handling and Training (theory and practice*)
Minimally Invasive Procedures in Primate Research – Insights from
Neurosciences, Infection Biology and Stem Cell Research (theory)
Measuring Behaviour (theory and practice*)
Ethics, Animal Welfare and the 3Rs
Design of procedures and projects – Insights from Infection Biology and
Good laboratory practice
Biometry and Biostatistics in Laboratory Animal Science
Legal Issues and Responsibilities
On‐site Exam Multiple‐choice exam

* For participants working outside Germany: Please beware that this course includes core module 1 "National Legislation" for Germany only. You may need to attend this module again for your own country‐specific legislation.
** note that due to legal requirements hands‐on training involving live primates cannot be conducted