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19 January 2021 

International Laboratory Animal Technician Week

International Laboratory Animal Technician Week January 31- February 6, 2021

This annual celebration recognizes laboratory animal technicians for their essential contributions as members of the research team.  Every day of the year, these dedicated people provide the solid foundation of consistent animal husbandry, care and observation of animals necessary for quality research work and good science.

Please take this opportunity to celebrate the technicians who provide this key service.

Some ideas to promote this week that can be safely accomplished during the pandemic include:

–Ask investigators to provide a note of thanks that can be shared with the technicians.

–Display a poster or banner to acknowledge the care and hard work provided by animal care staff members. A poster can be downloaded here: https://www.aalas.org/news/2020/12/31/Tech-Week-2021

–Provide treats, or certificates for a coffee or tea break

Please let us know at info@iclas.org how your facility or organization is recognizing technicians, so we may share the information with others, and let technicians know how much their efforts are appreciated!

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