E-learning modules

Overview E-learning modules in laboratory animal science

E-learning modules have been developed worldwide to train students, researchers and animal technicians how to work with laboratory animals. These modules can be used as self-study in education, for example, in order to spend more time on discussions during face-to-face sessions (the so-called 'flip the classroom' principle), or to provide extra practice. They can also be used for extra practice. The 3Rs-Centre ULS has collected available E-learning modules in the table below. Have you found a valuable addition yourself? Let us know, we would like to provide an overview that is as complete as possible.

Name E-learning




Recognition of pain, suffering & distress in laboratory animals

Newcastle University / NC3Rs

Adapted to EU module 5




Humane Methods of Killing Laboratory Animals

Newcastle University / NC3Rs

Adapted to EU modules 6.1, 6.2 en 6.3



Laboratory Animal Anaesthesia for Minor Procedures

Newcastle University / NC3Rs

Adapted to EU module 20



LAS Interactive

Philipps University of Marburg

Las interactive brings together the free information portal ‘vtk Online’ and the fee-based training portal las campus (for CPD)



Certificate in Laboratory Animal Medicine - United States

University of Guelph

Directed towards licensed veterinarians. A nine-week, online course. Gain insight into the roles and responsibilities of the laboratory animal veterinarian.



Diverse courses

Institute of Animal Technology

Training for animal technicians



Diverse courses

College of Laboratory Animal Science & Technology


Level 4 – 6 IAT and CPD qualifications in Laboratory Animal Science and Technology.



Diverse courses

Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC)


Non-interactive training modules, mostly text-based, on a diversity of subjects related to LAS. Available are core, vivaria, farm, fish and wildlife streams.



Humane Endpoints in laboratory animal experimentation


Extensive E-learning and several training modules on a diversity of subjects, like observation and monitoring, severity assessments and case approaches.