Hart LA, Wood MW, Weng HY. User-friendly curricula on alternatives for research scientists. ALTEX 2006;23(Suppl):75-7


Engaging research scientists in the field of animal alternatives requires relevance and timing that complement the research efforts of each particular person. Presentations are effective when convenient and in a context valued by scientists. Targeted curricula can bedesigned as part of courses, workshops, or symposia on topics of interest. Websites accompanying the material make it feasible for par-ticipants to retrieve the information when needed for an animal use protocol. For locally relevant material, scientists partnered with librarians can build resources that piggyback on existing tools, adapting them for the research interests of participants and their contexts.