4th SPCAL Congress - 21-23 June 2018 - Braga, Portugal

The 4th SPCAL Congress will be held in the millennial city of Braga, Portugal, on 21-23 June 2018. The theme – "Quality and Transparency in Science involving Laboratory Animals" – reflects current social and scientific trends and issues concerning animal-based biomedical research, within the framework of increasing responsibility of all stakeholders for a more relevant, competent and ethical science.

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Registrations open for course in Laboratory Animal Science at the Champalimaud Foundation

In collaboration with SPCAL, the Champalimaud Foundation is organising another edition of the Champalimaud Course on Laboratory Animal Science for Function A (former FELASA Category B) - Persons carrying out procedures on animals. This course will have two components: Theoretical Component: SPCAL Online Theoretical Course - Estimated online access by 15/Feb/2018. Estimated dates for theoretical exam on 9 March 2018, 14h or 12 March 2018,14h at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown (Seminar Room). Dates to be confirmed

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TERNOX donates -150 ºC freezing units to Portuguese cientists, with a little help from SPCAL

As in 2016, and in collaboration with SPCAL, at the end of 2017, TERNOX donated Thermo Scientific freezers capable of temperatures up to -150⁰C, to Portuguese higher education institutions and research laboratories.

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Openness and Transparency: Building Trust in Animal Research

The International Basel Declaration Society (BDS) organises this conference on February 14th-15th 2018, in close collaboration with the National Association for Biomedical Research (NABR), Americans for Medical Progress (AMP) and the Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR). This conference provides a unique opportunity for all stakeholders from academia and industry to meet and discuss best-practice examples of improved open communication and other innovative efforts to increase trust.

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Transparency Agreement on Animal Research in Portugal

The Portuguese Society for Laboratory Animal Science (SPCAL), in collaboration with the European Animal Research Association (EARA), is promoting a Transparency Agreement on Animal Research in Portugal, which aims to bring together all Portuguese higher education and research institutions using laboratory animals.

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