Lifelong Learning to take effect 15 March

1 year ago

As announced during the tour and registration meetings, the Lifelong Learning policy will take effect as of 15 March 2023. It concerns a central policy and a more specific application regulation.

The policy, approved by establishment licence holders UMC Utrecht and Utrecht University on 5 October 2022, consists of a core policy and an implementation guide with more specific information for different positions. The lifelong learning (LLL) policy shows how to demonstrate that you use animals in education and research as a qualified, knowledgeable and competent professional. What the policy means for you is that from now on, you can start listing the tasks you have mastered. Assessors can also register themselves as such if they wish to teach or assess others’ performance of particular techniques. It also means that you will be able to register or reregister using the appropriate continuing education courses as a basis. Our animated video, subtitled in English, shows what this all means for you in concrete terms.

If you’d like to know more, or if you have questions, check the infocentre on our website, which also has a few Q&A. If you have other questions, please email them to us at