Neuroscience 2018 Satellite Symposium
San Diego, California, USA
Over the last ten years, the scientific community has been dealing with mounting evidence on the challenge of robustness, generalizability and translational value of animal testing in biomedical research. A recently launched project called European Quality in Preclinical Data (EQIPD, http://www.eqipd.org/), funded jointly by the EU and major pharma companies under the Innovative Medicines Initiative, brings together resources from both academia and industry in the EU and USA to create simple, sustainable solutions to facilitate data quality without impacting innovation and freedom of research.
At this symposium, experts from the EQIPD project consortium will propose and discuss possible tools, such as a fit-for-purpose quality management system (QMS) that may incorporate best practices from clinical research to advise on experimental design (e.g. number of animals, blinding and randomization of treatments). Such a QMS should also interact with and manage research software such as EthoVision XT video tracking. Symposium speakers will discuss the challenges in reproducibility, requirements for a QMS, the design of the system, and experiences of prototype users.
Attendance is free of charge, but seats are limited and you will have to preregister for the event. To secure your participation, send your name and company/institution to Yvonne.Humphrey@noldus.com. Complimentary drinks and snacks will be provided.
Date: November 2, 2018
Time: 3:00-6:00 PM (tentative)