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We promote and enhance biomedical and biological research, including the humane care and use of animals, for the improved health and well-being of people, animals, and the environment.

The goal of MSMR is to foster a better understanding of biomedicine by improving basic literacy in and enthusiasm for the biological sciences among the public, the media, and future generations.

Although membership services are important to our work, a great part of our mission is directed to the public in general.

Education is necessarily a major component in the pursuit of our mission. We teach students; we train teachers; we develop curricula that increase science literacy and promote understanding of the importance of biomedical research to our lives.


 

 

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MSMR is on Facebook
Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC)
curiousYOUNGwriters
On-line IACUC training
The 2015 Student Competition
Your MSMR Workshop Planning Guide

The Award-Winning What A Year! Program for Students

 

For a Remembrance of Dr. Leslie Nader, go here.


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Basel Declaration Society statement on air transport of animals for research. To read this thoughtful statement, check here.

 


Dual Use Research of Concern

September 24, 2014 - "Today the USG released the United States Government Policy for Institutional Oversight of Life Sciences Dual Use Research of Concern. The policy addresses institutional oversight of DURC, which includes policies, practices, and procedures to ensure DURC is identified and risk mitigation measures are implemented, where applicable. Institutional oversight of DURC is the critical component of a comprehensive oversight system because institutions are most familiar with the life sciences research conducted in their facilities and are in the best position to promote and strengthen the responsible conduct and communication of DURC.

 

For complete details, in-depth documentation, case studies and frameworks, go here.

 


 

The 24th Annual MSMR Student Competition

Jan. 5, 2015 - May 9, 2015

Level I: grades 7 - 8; Level II: grades 9 - 12

 

You are a science reporter for a science website for teenage students. Learn about a recent biomedical research breakthrough and create an essay, poster or webpage that clearly explains this discovery. The best entries in each Level can win prizes up to $500; winners are recognized at the MSMR Annual Meeting in June. Learn more by clicking on this Student Compettion link.

 


 

Your 2015 MSMR Workshop and Event Planning Guide

MSMR's professional development workshops offer participant tools to do their jobs better. Check here for greater detail about each program two months before the scheduled date.

 

Date(s)
Topic Location
12/8/14

 

Research Animal Law - part of the year-long SUBR series. Free to MSMR members. Kindly hosted by Burns & Levinson LLP. This program is now complete and was a notable success.

 

Boston, MA
3/4 - 3/6/15

 

3 I's Conference (IACUCs, IBCs and IRBs). In collaboration with North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research (NCABR)

 

Day 1 Draft Agenda: click here

Day 2 Draft Agenda: click here

Register: click here

 

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Raleigh, NC
4/9/15

 

7th Annual Laboratory Animal Enrichment Symposium. Free to MSMR members.

 

Newton, MA
5/14/15

 

3 R's Sharing Conference. In collaboration with New Jersey Assocation for Biomedical Research (NJABR) and  IQ 3 R's LG.

 

Newton, MA
6/26/15

 

MSMR Annual Meeting of Members. Free to MSMR members.

 

Boston, MA
TBA

 

IACUCs and IBCs - Frameworks for Compliance. Free to invited MSMR members

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Members host

1/9/15; 4/10/15; 7/10/15; 9/11/15

 

Special 6-Week On-line Training: Introduction to Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees. Offered 4 times per year. See the starting dates to the left. Registration is now open for the January 9, 2015 session.

 

Internet
TBA
Other programs coming: including a new webinar for principal investigators  

 

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Special On-Line Training for

IACUC Members

 

MSMR offers our exclusive On-LineTraining Program for IACUC Members, with a special focus on Community (Non-affiliated) Members. Study in the comfort of your own home.

This is a 6-week semi-self-paced course with live instructor office hours and weekly homework.

The next session, on a completely revised on-line platform and with important updates, will be offered in January 2015. Registration for the session that begins on January 9, 2015 is now open. Register here.

 


 

What A Year!

Science that's happening now!

What A Year! spends every day reading through scientific journals, conference programs and science websites to find the best breakthroughs on which to report.

Science is Everywhere!

Want to learn about a nano-tattoo that may someday replace repeated finger sticks for people with diabetes? Or why hibernating bears don't end up with fragile bones, the way hibernating people would? What A Year! awaits you on-line. Just click here.

What A Year! is free. You can also sign up to get our monthly e-mail announcement or get an RSS feed, or a Twitter feed.

Our archive has all the monthly What A Year! stories from the last seven school years. You can check it out and enjoy the ones you missed. Just click here.

Each month of the school year (September - June) you can learn about medical breakthroughs, what they might mean for future cures and treatments, and a little about the people who dedicate their lives to research.

What A Year! has sarted a new year of amazing discoveries.

 


 

curiousYOUNGwriters

The Meleagris gallopavo, also known as the turkey, and humans share many of the same symptoms of cardiomyopathy [By Riki7 (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons].curiousYOUNGwriters is hosted by States United for Biomedical Research (SUBR) of whihc MSMR is a founding member. cYw provides a platform for publishing student writing that describes a nontraditional animal model and its role in advancing understanding of a specific disease, disorder, or medical condition. Each juried entry is authored by a pre-collegiate student who researches and writes about uncommon animals that are helping researchers find better answers to some age-old health questions. Check out all  the stories at curiousYoungwriters.

 


 

MSMR is a Partner in the APS Life Sciences

Teaching Resource Community

There are thousands of teaching resources for K - 16, grad school and medical school, ranging from individual images to entire syllabi. All are peer reviewed.

 

 
 

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