Refined Handling e-Learning Course

The 3Rs Collaborative partnered with the NC3Rs to create an e-learning course to make it access evidence and training for using refined handling all in one place. This course is intended for anyone who works with research mice, and contains a number of modules and quizzes to teach and train personnel on the importance and use of refined methods to pick up mice.

Where to access the course

The course can be accessed by clicking here or the picture below! Once you have accessed this link, click “Start course” (as shown below) to begin.

What is included in this course?

The course includes 5 different sections. 

  • Background: what is refined handling
  • Evidence: how does refined handling benefit the mice, handler and research
  • Tunnel Handling: technique, handling in practice
  • Cup Handling: technique, handling in practice
  • Next Steps

Each section contains anywhere from 2-4 pages with lessons under each topic. In addition to these lessons  there are video demonstrations, knowledge checks and quizzes to access participants understanding.

How long will this course take to complete?

The course will take approximately 45 minutes to complete from start to finish. If you need to pause during completion, leave the browser tab open or the course will be re-started.

Any questions?

We would love your feedback! Email us at info@na3rsc.og.

Special thank you to the NC3Rs for creating this course in collaboration with us at The 3RsC. Find the NC3Rs full refined mouse handling hub linked here.