M-22 – English

Reproducibility in Animal Research - important concepts

Upcoming Course Dates
6–7 December 2023
2 days of continuing education
Zürich, UZH Zentrum für Weiterbildung

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M-22 – English

Reproducibility in Animal Research - important concepts

Learning Objectives, Form, Scope, Content and Target Audience

Reproducibility is often called the “hallmark” or “bedrock” of science. After all, what good are scientific findings if they are only valid for the time and place they were originally created? This course will convey a general understanding of what reproducibility means before focusing on three key aspects of it.

The participants will learn:

- how reproducible research is dependent on data generation, analysis and reporting

- how daily research habits are influencing reproducibility;

- how reproducibility of research also depends on the correct interpretation of research findings.


The course programme starts with a general introduction into the topic of reproducibility, continues with concrete advice on how to spot faulty research and how to interpret data without falling prey to dichotomous thinking and/or biased reporting.


The two-day training course aims at researchers regardless of their level of experience.


Note: For this course, 2 continuous training days are submitted for authority accreditation. Prerequisite for this is that the participants do preparatory tasks and additionally do a homework after the course, which will be checked by the organizers.

Criterea for Participation

The participants must be involved in animal experimentation (as experiment, study director, Cantonal commission, KVET, …).


For this course, 2 continuous training days are submitted for authority accreditation (Federation of Swiss Cantonal Veterinary Officers /VSKT).

Course Fees

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


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.