Before experiments

Qualified, knowledgeable and competent

The law requires that those involved in experiments on animals must be qualified, knowledgeable and competent. Qualification is about having the right diplomas and certificates (that are recognized in the Netherlands), whilst knowledgeable means that you develop subsequently and continuously in laboratory animal sciences. This is mostly related to the 3R’s (Replacement, Reduction and Refinement) Competence has to do with having the right, demonstrable experience attitude, knowledge and skills to be entrusted to perform procedures.

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