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User-friendly curricula on alternatives for research scientists

Lynette A. Hart, Mary W. Wood and Hsin-Yi Weng
UC Center for Animal Alternatives, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, USA
Engaging research scientists in the field of animal alternatives requires relevance and timing that complement the research efforts of each particular person. Presentations are effective when convenient and in a context valued by scientists. Targeted curricula can be designed as part of courses, workshops, or symposia on topics of interest. Websites accompanying the material make it feasible for participants to retrieve the information when needed for an animal use protocol. For locally relevant material, scientists partnered with librarians can build resources that piggyback on existing tools, adapting them for the research interests of participants and their contexts.

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