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LASA (Laboratory Animal Science Association) is a UK society for scientists, researchers, animal technologists and laboratory animal professionals with an interest in: Animal research methods and models 3Rs Care and Welfare Education and training Ethics Policy and regulation of animal research LASA news provides an opportunity to exchange views and information with other experts in the field of laboratory animal science

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Exciting news includes the launch of LASA’s Direct Observation of Procedural/Practical Skills (DOPS) resource thanks to the kind donation of a considerable number of existing DOPS by three of LASA’s ETES members, LASA is pleased to be able to announce the launch of this resource, containing 250 DOPS sheets for procedural and practical skills, planned for July 2019. Visit the website http://www.lasa.co.uk/ and click on the DOPS link

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I hope this article gives researchers and all those involved in the biomedical sector easy access to an extensive database of techniques and protocols to assist with assessing competency in the workplace. LASA hopes that trainers and Named Training and Competency Officers will make full use of this resource and help it to grow. Your feedback is welcome so if you have any comments or suggestions please email DOPS@lasa.co.uk

Dr Angela Kerton
The Learning Curve (Development) Ltd.

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This page is a summary of: News from LASA, Laboratory Animals, December 2019, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/0023677219886432.
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