Serving the Public by Caring for Animals

As part of ECLAM’s mission to educate future veterinarians, we encourage our members to provide education in the schools. If you are interested in having a Specialist visit your classroom, send us a message

The Three Rs and Animal Use in Science

This is part of a European Parliamentary initiative to promote 3Rs education in the European Union. The course is intended to create awareness of this important theme in pre-university students, in order to facilitate better practice.

SYRCLE (Systematic Review Center for Laboratory Animal Experimentation) was created over 10 years ago by a group led by Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga, PhD, Dipl. ECLAM at Radboud University, The Netherlands. Its mission is to develop and disseminate systematic review methods to advance responsible animal research. Its new focus is on developing and teaching systematic reviews in pre-clinical research, to aid in improving the translational value of animal research for human health. SYRCLE also created the first free online e-learning module on systematic reviews of animal studies (, use registration code: syrcle).

The course on the European Schoolnet site provides education and classroom materials to help develop critical thinking skills for biology, ethics, statistics, philosophy or civic studies. The course launched on 13 January 2020. It is funded by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre.

To learn more about how you can investigate laboratory animal medicine as a career, send us a contact request– we’ll try to respond within a few days.

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