Education and training is a key aspect of FELASA's mission to support professional competence in personnel working with animals, the implementation of the 3Rs leading to the conduct of ethical and high quality science and the mobility of researchers within the EU.
The FELASA accreditation scheme encourages and assists the development of high-quality educational programmes in laboratory animal science (LAS) throughout Europe and internationally. FELASA accreditation was introduced on 1st of January 2003 and is recognised as the premier accreditation scheme in Europe for LAS courses.
The scheme is in line with the EU Directive (EU Directive 2010/63, Article 23) and the EC guidelines on education (European Commission, 2014) requiring that education in LAS is to be mandatory in all EU countries and is regulated by Competent Authorities.
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