M-13 – English

Basic Statistics for Animal Experimentation

Upcoming Course Dates
31 October – 1 November 2024
2 days course
Zürich, UZH Campus Irchel

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M-13 – English

Basic Statistics for Animal Experimentation

Learning Objectives, Form, Scope, Content and Target Audience

This two days course is designed and developed to provide the participants an overview of statistical fundamental aspects that should be considered when planning and while conducting animal experimentation.

The participants will learn:
- terminology of experimental design and analysis
- the important statistical parameters to consider before an experiment
- how to design a statistically sound experiment
- how to correctly calculate the number of animals needed (sample size) in different experimental settings
- relevant aspects of reporting statistical results

-  how to plan for success.
About a quarter of the time is dedicated for hands-on group work, distributed uniformly into the sections.
The course is aimed at all animal researchers designing and conducting experiments, including study directors (SDI), resource managers (RM) and involved persons (IPI) who are willing to improve their statistical knowledge.

Criteria for the Participation

The participants must be involved in animal experimentation (as IPI, SDI, RM, Cantonal Commission, KVET, AWO, etc.). 


This course is recognized as two days continuing education in Switzerland by the Federation of Swiss Cantonal Veterinary Officers (VSKT)

Course Fees

Universities in Switzerland: CHF: 500.- (two days)
Industry, external person and institutions from abroad: CHF 760.- (two days)


Please note that we will charge you the full fees in case of a late cancellation of the course (within 3 weeks before start of the course) or in case of absence. It is the responsibility of the participant to inform the organizer of the course about the cancellation before the deadline of 3 weeks before the course to avoid the billing of the course. To charge for cancellations is common practice by other providers, too. The new proceedings for education courses became necessary due to an increasing extent of short term cancellations in training modules.


Insurance is responsibility of each participant.