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Regional Committees

EUROPE

Our mission

The European Regional Committee engages in activities aimed at strengthening and developing laboratory animal science in European countries with the emphasis on the 3Rs and animal welfare.

Objectives

  • Support educational and scientific programs in the region, particularly in institutions or countries who want to develop modern Laboratory Animal Science programs.
  • Share information on international standards relating to ethical oversight, research animal care and use, experimental design and reporting research results
  • Promote harmonization in the care and use of laboratory animals with the emphasis on animal welfare and scientific quality as part of ethical and reproducible science.
  • Support the development of LAS associations within the region.
  • Improve communications and encourage the exchange of information between associations within the region and with other regions around the world.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate links within local, national, or regional associations as well as other organizations concerned with LAS.
  • Encourage openness and fostering of public understanding the research process and the role of laboratory animals.
  • Identify any other needs within the region and devise strategies to address them. 


Actions to support the Mission

To support the activities, European Regional Committee

 

  • Facilitates meeting and training sessions, for example by assisting in the organization and providing speakers. 
  • Sponsors education and training programs, supported by outside funding, such as:
  •            - ICLAS grant for Training the Trainer in LAS Education in Europe

               - ICLAS visiting grant for professional development in LAS in Europe

  • Seeks financial or in-kind (e.g. hosting organisations) resources to support these activities.
  • Shares news on how ICLAS support was used, through follow up reports of the grants 
  • ·         Cooperates with FELASA (Federation for Laboratory Animal Science Associations) through the FELASA-ICLAS Liaison Body. This Body explores and develops activities of mutual interest that may benefit the global progress in any area of laboratory animal science. This is achieved through participation in working groups, scientific meetings, and any other joint activity that is considered appropriate by both organizations.

Committee Members

  • Hanna-Marja Voipio (chair)
  • Manuel Berdoy
  • Jussi Helppi
  • Javier Guillen
  • Marina Krasilshchikova
  • Martina Perše


Nota Bene: The ICLAS ERC is open to any person interested in furthering the aims of LAS in Europe. Please contact the chair for further information.

The FELASA-ICLAS Liaison Body

The task of the Liaison Body is to explore and develop activities of mutual interest that may benefit the global progress in any area of laboratory animal science. This may be achieved by cooperation in working groups, scientific meetings, and any other joint activity that is considered appropriate by both organizations.

Composition

From ICLAS:


  • Cynthia Pekow (ICLAS President)
  • Hanna-Marja Voipio (Chair of European Regional committee)
  • Manuel Berdory (co-Chair of European Regional Committee)

From FELASA:

  • Marcel Gyger   (Chair of FELASA Education and Training Board)
  • Belen Pintado   (Vice President International Liaisons)
  • Ana Isabel Santos  (FELASA president)

Our other regional committees.

America

Asia & India

Oceania