• Virtualna skupština članova CroLASA-e

    10. lipnja 2021., četvrtak, u 15 sati, Zoom platforma

    Dragi članovi, pozivamo Vas na virtualnu skupštinu Hrvatskog društva za znanost o laboratorijskim životinjama (CroLASA) koja će se održati u četvrtak, 10. lipnja 2021. g. na platformi Zoom s početkom u 15 sati


Knjiga: “Uvod u znanost o laboratorijskim životinjama”

Knjigu Lidije Šuman "Uvod u  znanost o laboratorijskim životinjama" možete kupiti putem CroLASA-e.
Cijena knjige je 120 Kn. Knjiga se plaća e-bankingom ili uplatnicom na račun Društva s naznakom "uplata za knjigu", a potom se može podići na Rooseveltovom trgu 6, PMF, Biološki odsjek, Zavod za animalnu fiziologiju uz prethodnu najavu (info@crolasa.hr) ili može biti dostavljena poštom uz uvećanu cijenu za poštarinu.

Detalji za uplatu:

Banka: HPB, d.d.
Adresa: Rooseveltov trg 6, Zagreb
Primatelj: Hrvatsko društvo za znanost o laboratorijskim životinjama
Broj računa: IBAN: HR4623900011100319222
Model: HR00
Opis plaćanja: uplata za knjigu

  • Prednosti članstva

    Učlanjenjem u Društvo dobivate mogućnost stalne razmjene mišljenja i iskustava u području rada s laboratorijskim životinjama, usmjeravanja i unapređenja rada s laboratorijskim životinjama u skladu sa suvremenim dostignućima i smjernicama

  • CroLASA Tim

    Hrvatsko društvo za znanost o laboratorijskim životinjama više od 35 godina okuplja znanstvenike i druge stručne djelatnike koji u svom radu koriste laboratorijske životinje. Trenutno broji 60-tak članova.

  • Djelatnost društva

    CroLASA pruža stručnu i znanstvenu pomoći u unapređenju znanosti o radu s laboratorijskim životinjama, koje ostvaruje organizacijom edukativnih događanja (kongresa, simpozija, savjetovanja, radionica i sl.) suradnjom i povezivanjem sa stručnjacima ...


Novosti / obavijesti

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  • Natječaj za studentsku stipendiju EPAA 2021 3Rs Student grants

The EPAA has published its call for the 2021 3Rs Student grants. The purpose of the grants is to sponsor students to participate in the major 3Rs events in 2021. EPAA will award one full grant (1000 EUR) and one half grant (500 EUR) for each of the eligible events: the 11th World Congress on Alternatives, and the EUROTOX 2021 Congress.

Please distribute this call to reach students/young researchers interested in these events.

More information about the grants can be found here: https://ec.europa.eu/growth/co ntent/3rs-student-grants-2021- callsubmissions_en

  • Natječaj za nagradu EPAAs Refinement Prize 2021, rok: 6. rujna 2021.

The EPAA, the European Partnership for Alternatives to Animal Testing is
pleased to inform you that the Call for submissions for the EPAAs
Refinement Prize 2021 is open.

The EPAA prize is granted every two years to a laboratory
technicians, technologists and animal caretakers. The purpose of this
prize is to target those implementing alternative approaches to animal
testing and/or raising awareness of their role for the day to day
application and innovation of the refinement principles in particular.

The call is available online on the EPAA website and can be accessed via the
link: https://ec.europa.eu/growth/content/refinement-prize-2021-call-submissions_en

Applications should be sent to grow-epaa@ec.europa.eu by *Monday 6
September 2021* at 12:00 (noon) Brussels time.

Thank you for sharing the call further with your students / contacts /
stakeholders to ensure a wide distribution.

Dont hesitate to share this also through your social media, newsletters
and websites. If possible send us the link so that we can share it via
EPAA social media (LinkedIn, Twitter).

  • Poziv stručnjacima s iskustvom rada s europskim tvorovima da se jave za
    rad u Radnoj skupini Welfare and health management of laboratory dogs,
    cats and ferrets. Javiti se na info@crolasa.com do 7. srpnja 2021.

Your association is invited to send *nominations* *of FERRET experts*
that will be willing to work on the FELASA Working group on Welfare and
health management of laboratory dogs, cats and ferrets. The working group
misses a member with ferret experience, and only nominees with ferret
experience will be considered. Ferrets are not used in many countries in Europe, and associations likely to provide such experts are particularly solicited
by this call.

Please find attached the Terms of Reference, the document summarizing
the duties and responsibilities of a working group member, and a CV

Your association is invited to send comments on the draft recommendations from the FELASA WG on the capture and transport of cephalopods.
Please send your suggestions to the Vice President for the Working Groups (Martina Dorsch) – working.groups@felasa.eu – by the deadline of Monday 12th July 2021.

  • EK šalje na recenziju prijedlog dokumenta o genetički izmijenjenim životinjama

Dear FELASA BoM representatives,

The European Commission sent their draft guidance document on genetically altered animals (GAA) for review. Please distribute to the relevant colleagues (i.e., association members and other stakeholders like animal welfare officers who are not members etc) and send comments to FELASA Secretariat felasa@husmail.com by Friday 25th June 2021. Please see attached and Susanna's explanation below:

"The guidance document on GAA under Directive 2010/63/EU is reaching its final stages.

We are grateful for the feedback and contributions received from you and your experts throughout the process starting from the EWG that was convened in 2018 and the work by the respective sub-groups since then.

As discussed at the NCP20, please find attached the draft final version of the Guidance for Genetically Altered Animals under Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes.

The process has been lengthy, but we hope that the extensive exchanges and several revisions will have allowed us to develop a guidance document that will be useful for all involved.

The order of sections has been changed to render the document more user-friendly.  We have some specific comments concerning the previously commented sections:

Sections on Animal Welfare Assessments and Transfer document was finalised on the basis of the last round of feedback (including experts), and presentation aligned between species. We do not expect any further changes to be requested to this section.

Section on Three Rs implementation has received numerous comments both from MS and experts. The most difficult task has been to set an appropriate level of detail in the guidance in an area where technological advances are rapid. Because the development of this guidance has taken some time, it already became apparent that in some cases too detailed recommendations were emerging, which were already becoming outdated. It is important to strike the right balance between clear presentation of principles and approaches to be respected when addressing GAA and the level of detail in recommendations. As a result, you may find that some of the detailed comments received from your experts are not incorporated in this final draft. Furthermore, where feedback from the experts was mixed and conflicting, the related recommendation will highlight the area of concern and recommend that the latest scientific advice on the topic is sought. We do not expect any further changes to be requested to this section.

We would like your comments and feedback, if any, for parts of the document that have not been previously commented on:

Section 1 - Administrative procedures

Section 5 - Reporting

Annex II – Project application and evaluation for the creation and maintenance of GAA lines

Annex IV - Glossary of terms

Sections on Administrative procedures (1) and Reporting (5) have been drafted on the basis of the legal texts of both the Directive and related Commission Implementing Decision 2020/569/EU.

The section on Administrative procedures is based on the principle that GAA authorisations should be at the level of disease areas (see Article 3(2) ‘a programme of work having a defined scientific objective and involving one or more procedures’) and using simplifications permitted under the Directive, where appropriate and permitted.  This section is supported by Annex II aiming to address key elements from the perspective of the project applicant and project evaluator.

The section on reporting was largely driven by the type of questions received in feedback during previous interactions with NCPs and experts. This section also aims to address problems that were encountered during the preparation of the first implementation report in 2018 and statistical reports since 2015.

For Annex II, specifically we ask you to:

Consider whether the service projects type descriptions are helpful

Consider whether text split by different service project types is helpful or could be simplified by combining all service types

Provide comments and suggestions to improve clarity

For Annex IV, please check for omissions, and where considered necessary suggest alternate definitions / wording to improve clarity.

As a final comment, please note that we intend to amend the flow chart on page 17 for the final version of the guidance: on the second row, middle box “Mating two GA lines to create a new line” will have an exception added, stating “When crossing/backcrossing two lines of non-harmful phenotype and it can be reasonably expected that the new line will not result in a harmful phenotype, the requirement for a project authorisation may not apply.”

When providing your feedback, please bear in mind that these guidance documents do not impose obligations beyond the Directive. Their aim is to provide ways to facilitate common understanding and implementation.

Depending on national situation, some elements may not be relevant to your processes. However, their inclusion may be of guidance to others."

Take care
FELASA Honorary Secretary

  • Poziv zainteresiranima za rad u Radnoj skupini Methodology for Health Monitoring of mice maintained in IVCs. Javiti se na info@crolasa.com do 29. lipnja 2021.

Your association is invited to send nominations of experts that will be willing to work on the new FELASA Working group on Methodology for Health Monitoring of mice maintained in IVCs.
Please find attached the Terms of Reference, the document summarizing the duties and responsibilities of a working group member, and a CV template.

Best wishes

  • ICLAS natječaji, rok za prijavu 15. lipnja i 1. rujna 2021
    • A funding program for Veterinarians from areas in which training in Laboratory Animal Science and medicine is not available. The objective of the scholarship is to help complete an established training program in laboratory animal medicine which is recognized by organizations such as FELASA, ACLAM, or ECLAM.
      The deadline for submission of application is June 15, 2021. For detailed information and application form please visit:
      https://iclas.org/iclas- scholarship-program-for- veterinarians/
    • A funding for ICLAS members who organize programs and activities that benefit the largest possible audience within each region of the world and support the ICLAS mission, i.e. advancing human and animal health by promoting the ethical care and use of laboratory animals in research.
      The deadline for submission of application is September 1, 2021. For detailed information and application form please visit:
      https://media-01.imu.nl/ storage/iclas.org/7405/ application-for-iclas- financial-support-may2021.pdf
  • poziv za 2021 Global 3Rs Award
  • poziv na sudjelovanje u kampanji Be Open about Animal Research Day
  • poziv na predlaganje sekcija 15. FELASA kongresa
    • You will find enclosed the call for session proposals for the scientific programme of the 15th FELASA congress, on 13-16 June 2022 in Marseille, France.
      Please distribute to any interested colleagues and visit the congress website for more information:
      The deadline for session proposal submission is Wednesday 30th June 2021.
      Take care
      Dr J-P Mocho MRCVS MVDr DVM
      FELASA Honorary Secretary
  • Knjižica "Direktiva 2010/63/EU, Komisija za provedbu Odluke 2012/707/EU i preporuka Komisije 2007/526/EC", zajedno sa svim prihvaćenim smjernicama za provedbu Direktive 2010/63/EU mogu se preuzeti u svim EU jezicima u slijedećoj poveznici.
  • Basel Declaration Society objavio je 3R izvješće – zaključak – Animals in experimental research in Europe are treated with care



  • ETPLAS (Education and Training Platform for LAS) besplatni EU Function Specific on-line moduli

Easy access to brand new resources in Laboratory Animal Science Education and Training (E&T) can be found by course organisers, approval/accrediting bodies, and Member-State authorities on the Education & Training Platform for Laboratory Animal Science (ETPLAS) revamped website (www.etplas.eu), thanks to the collaboration with the European Parliament Pilot Project ‘Promoting Alternatives to Animal Testing through Accessible and Harmonized Education and Training’.

This new ETPLAS website provides new e-learning courses covering EU functions for experimental design (EU-10+11, 4 e-learning modules), severity assessment (EU-12, 3 e-learning modules), project evaluation (EU-25, 2 e-learning modules), and soon available searching non-animal alternatives (EU-52) and developing non-animal alternatives for regulatory use (EU-60). Additional courses for EU-function modules will be developed in the near future.

There are other new features on the website including E&T guidelines to help course organisers cover in their programmes all learning outcomes of EU-Function A for mice, rats and zebrafish (https://doi.org/10.1177/0023677220968589), as well as guidance and examples for practical assessment by Direct-Observation of Practical Skills (DOPS).

Course organisers can advertise their courses to an international audience by downloading and completing the “ETPLAS Course Information Form”. ETPLAS will then post these course details on the dedicated webpages.

A library for third-party educational resources will also soon be available, along with a database of questions developed by LAS specialists for EU-function A courses.

Course providers can consider using the educational resources or their course materials can be hosted on the ETPLAS website. Whilst for trainers, approval/accrediting bodies or European Competent Authorities, who want to know more or contribute, they can visit www.etplas.eu, register for free to get access to the e-learning modules, or ask questions via email on the website; and they can be kept informed by following on Twitter @etplas.

Contact ETPLAS: https://etplas.eu/contact/

On behalf of Professor Patri Vergara, ETPLAS President, Barcelona, 24 May 2021.

  • Tečajevi Charles River – Rodent Surgery Training Sessions – sljedeće su u studenom (poveznica).


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