Guide to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in animal experimentation

Continuing Professional Development applies to all staff who carry out procedures on animals or design animal experiments. The object of CPD is to ensure that relevant information is exchanged and that ‘best practices’ are known and understood.

The IvD-Platform and 3Rs-Centre ULS have produced and published this bilingual (Dutch-English) document in cooperation with NCad, with the aim of providing establishment licensees and the staff concerned (managers, the designated competence officer and staff who carry out work involving animal experiments) with guidelines on the introduction of the CPD system.

It offers establishments a guide to the achievement of compliance with the requirements of continued and refresher training and the requirements for demonstrable competence in the practical performance of procedures on laboratory animals. Organisations that already work with quality systems like GLP and AAALAC can use this document as a quality check.