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Public Engagement: Dispelling myths, being open (Workshop on Public Engagement and Animal Research)
24th February 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pmFree
This workshop, led by Understanding Animal Research, outlines the Concordat on Openness on Animal Research and provides advice and practical information on how best to talk about the use of animals in your research.
Target audience: Research staff and PhD students
Duration: 2.5 hours
Format: Participative workshop for 30 combining talks and practical group activities as preparation for face-to-face or media communication.
- To provide a short overview of the Concordat and the laws related to the use of animals in research.
- To give researchers an understanding of the public’s opinion of research using animals.
- To give researchers the confidence to talk to a scientifically interested public about their research.
- To touch on how best to deal with difficult questions from the public, the media and campaigners.
About the organistation:
Understanding Animal Research aims to achieve broad understanding and acceptance of the humane use of animals in biomedical research in the UK, to advance science and medicine. The information provided by Understanding Animal Research is based on thorough research and understanding of the facts, historical and scientific.