In 2015, we began working with the Institute of Animal Technology (IAT), Laboratory Animal Science Association (LASA) and Laboratory Animals Veterinary Association (LAVA) to provide training for our respective memberships who sit on AWERBs.

The aims are to identify issues that need to be addressed with respect to running effective AWERBs, and ensure good communication between our organisations to avoid duplication of effort. We have held four 'AWERB-UK' meetings, for all categories of AWERB member including scientists, animal technologists and care staff, veterinarians, lay members and chairs. The meetings have provided useful insights into the problems AWERBs face and have provided ideas and action points to overcome these.

Four meetings have been held to date:

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